Description - A Traveller in Rome by H. V. Morton
A gem for the tourist and armchair traveler alike, by the incomparable H. V. Morton. "The master of the genre. " --Jan Morris . H. V. Morton's evocative account of his days in 1950s Romethe fabled era of La Dolce Vitaremains an indispensable guide to what makes the Eternal City eternal. In his characteristic anecdotal style, Morton leads the reader on a well-informed and delightful journey around the city, from the Fontana di Trevi and the Colosseum to the Vatican Gardens loud with exquisite birdsong. He also takes time to consider such eternal topics as the idiosyncrasies of Italian drivers as well as the ominous possibilities behind an unusual absence of pigeons in the Piazza di San Pietro. As TourismWorld. com commented recently: "H. V. Morton...wrote of Rome with style, involvement, and passion. His book In Search of Rome is perhaps the definitive guide book on the Eternal City. "
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(214mm x 140mm x 27mm)
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Author Biography - H. V. Morton
Henry Vollam Morton was born in 1892 near Manchester, England. He became an internatio nal celebrity by scooping the world's press in the sensational discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in th e early 1920's. His newfound fame subsequently led to a series of extraordinary popular vignettes on English city and country life, which went on to s ell millions of copies worldwide. He died in South Africa in 1979 at the age of eighty-six.