Expected, but sad nonetheless. The Pax Britannica Trilogy might be the best work of non-fiction published since the war, one of the few works of history I routinely re-read.
Some of the travel collections are ephemera, as that genre so often is meant to be. But aside from Pax Britannica, I think some others will survive her: 'Hav' (her only novel), 'Sultan in Oman', 'Venice', 'Hong Kong', 'Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere', and 'Oxford.'
'Coronation Everest', too, recounting her famous scoop of Hilary and Norgay's ascent of Everest.

She wrote two great travelogues of the US and South Africa in the 1950s, and a book called 'Manhattan '45', a hard-to-pin down one on NY at the start of the Pax Americana
And a recent, wonderfully illustrated book on the Japanese battleship Yamato.

But anyone who hasn't read Morris yet, start with 'Heaven's Command', the first book of the Pax Britannica trilogy.

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