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Viking, Nov 2, 1992 - History - 246 pages
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Paperback edition of a portrait of Sydney and its development from a penal settlement into a world-class city. Covers the city's genesis, appearances, style, people, purposes, and connections. Includes an index. The author has produced many travel essays and books (as Jan or James Morris) on Spain, Venice, Hong Kong, Oxford and Manhattan, as well as the award-winning Pax Britannica trilogy.

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Well-known travel writer Morris (e.g., Pleasures of a Tangled Life , LJ 10/15/89) takes a historical and social look at Sydney, Australia. Sydney is a relatively "young'' city whose English penal ... Read full review

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amazing read - I'm not that into history books usually but Morris is a fascinating writer. I learnt so much about my home town. Highly recommend Read full review


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