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Jan Morris

Jan MorrisAKA James Humphrey Morris

Born: 2-Oct-1926
Birthplace: Clevedon, Somerset, England

Gender: Transgender
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Other [1]
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: Transsexual travel writer

Military service: British Intelligence (WWII 1943-45)

Scaled Mt. Everest in 1953 on assignment for the London Times (granted, only to 20,000 feet).


[1] Despite undergoing a sex change, Morris still lives with her wife Elizabeth.

Wife: Elizabeth Tuckniss (m. 1949, 2 daughters, 3 sons)
Daughter: (d. infancy)
Son: Twm Morys (poet)

    High School: Lancing College, Sussex, England
    University: English, Christ Church, Oxford University (1949-51)

    The London Times Foreign Sub-Editor (1951-56)
    The Guardian (1957-62)
    Sex Change Operation 1972 (male to female)
    Commander of the British Empire 1999

Author of books:
Coast to Coast (1956, travel)
Sultan in Oman (1957, travel)
The Market of Seleukia (1957, travel)
Coronation Everest (1958, travel)
South African Winter (1958, travel)
The Hashemoite Kings (1959, travel)
Venice (1960, travel)
Cities (1963, travel)
The Presence of Spain (1964, travel)
Oxford (1965, travel)
Pax Britannica: The Climax of Empire (1968, history, Pax Britannica)
Places (1972, travel)
Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress (1973, history, Pax Britannica)
Conundrum (1974, autobiography)
Travels (1976, travel)
Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat (1978, history, Pax Britannica)
Destinations (1980, travel)
The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage (1980, travel)
Wales: The First Place (1982, travel)
The Spectacle of Empire (1982, travel)
Stones of Empire: The Buildings of the Raj (1983, travel)
The Matter of Wales: Epic Views of a Small Country (1984, travel)
Journeys (1984, travel)
Among the Cities (1985, travel)
Last Letters from Hav (1985, novel)
Scotland: The Place of Visions (1986, travel)
Manhattan '45 (1987, travel)
Hong Kong: Xianggang (1988, travel)
Pleasures of a Tangled Life (1989, autobiography)
Ireland: Your Only Place (1990, travel)
Over Europe (1991, travel)
Sydney (1992, travel)
Locations (1992, travel)
O Canada! (1992, travel)
Fisher's Face (1995, biography of Admiral Lord 'Jacky' Fisher)
Fifty Years of Europe: An Album (1997, travel)
Lincoln: A Foreigner's Quest (1999, essays on Abraham Lincoln)
Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere (2001, travel)


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