Travel writer and journalist Jan Morris dies at 94

Travel writer and journalist Jan Morris dies at 94

Prolific travel writer, journalist, soldier and novelist Jan Morris has died aged 94.

Morris wrote more than 40 books including a notable trilogy about Britain’s empire, Pax Britannica, during the 60s and 70s.

In 1972, she transitioned from male to female, undergoing gender reassignment surgery and changing her name from James to Jan.

She told Michael Palin in 2016: ‘I’ve enjoyed my life very much.

“I admire it. I think it has been a very good and interesting life and I’ve made a whole it.”

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