Travel writer Jan Morris creates an enigmatic, labyrinthine fictional city in this extraordinary triumph of the imagination.

In the last months of 1985, Jan Morris was commissioned by an American magazine to write a series of letters from Hav. She remained there until the day of the invasion, and this book is the result. It is the first substantial portrait ever drawn of a city which enthralled such literary visitors as Marco Polo, Mark Twain, Tolstoy and D.H. Lawrence, but which remains, thanks to its political and geographical situation - and entirely imaginary status - virtually unknown to ordinary travellers.

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Jan Morris was born in Wales. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy and Conundrum.
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