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Jan Morris

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by GRW, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "Acclaimed travel writer Jan Morris, who broke the news of Everest's first ascent, has died at the age of 94.
    The author, who transitioned from a man to a woman in 1972, had dozens of books published throughout her illustrious career including her famous trilogy Pax Britannica on the British Empire.
    A statement from her agent said: 'This morning at 11.40 at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl near Pwllheli in Llyn, Wales, Jan Morris, author and traveller, set off on her greatest journey.
    'She leaves behind her partner of seventy years, Elizabeth, and their four children.'
    Born James Humphrey Morris in Somerset, with a Welsh father and English mother, Morris remembered questioning her gender by age four.
    She had an epiphany as she sat under her mother's piano and thought that she had 'been born into the wrong body, and should really be a girl.'
    Jan joined the army in 1943 and served in the World War II in Palestine before studying English at Oxford University.
    Morris married Elizabeth Tuckniss in 1949 and they had five children together, including the poet and musician Twm Morys."
  2. ARWR

    ARWR Active Member

    Aug 2, 2020
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    The Shire
    Whilst not a conventional life it was not uneventful and one lived with some gusto - definitely added to the gaiety of nations

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