"In a collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, Jan Morris - a constant traveller - has produced a unique portrait of the late-twentieth century. Ranging from New York to Venice, and the Middle East to South Africa, Jan Morris was a witness to such seminal moments as the Eichmann trial, the first ascent of Everest, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the handover of Hong Kong." "Offering a tremendously perceptive and highly personal view of the world, she is as much concerned with conveying the 'feel' of these moments as the events themselves. And, as ever, she displays her unique and inimitable literary style, at once funny, wise and sad."--BOOK JACKET.