Jan Morris

While I am grateful for Norma Clarke’s review of my biography Jan Morris: Life from both sides (October 14), I would like to correct one of her assertions. She states that “we don’t learn of friends or important relationships”, which is manifestly untrue. Morris’s friends, some of whom contributed to a Festschrift that I edited … Read more

Marriage à la Morris mode

In February 1879 William Morris was asked for a contribution to the Manchester Literary Club. He responded: A few things that have occurred to me. 1. Do not have anything in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. (If this rule were carried out, we should be … Read more