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Coronation Everest
Jan Morris
ISBN: 9780571219445 (0571219446)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Awst 2003
Cyhoeddwr: Faber and Faber, Llundain
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 195x125 mm, 176 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Allan o Stoc - Archebir yn l y galw Ein Pris: £8.99 
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Hanes cyffrous hudoliaeth a mawredd concro Mynydd Everest ar 29 Mai 1953, ynghyd â llwyddiant yr awdur, gohebydd The Times, James Morris, i drosglwyddo'r newyddion i Brydain ar drothwy coroniad y Frenhines Elizabeth II. Cyhoeddwyd gyntaf yn 1958. 8 llun du-a-gwyn a 3 map.

A riveting account of the magic and majesty of the conquering of Mount Everest on 29 May 1953, and of the assignation of the then James Morris, The Times correspondent, to relay the news to Britain on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. First published in 1958. 8 black-and-white photographs and 3 maps.
Written soon after the first successful ascent of Everest and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, this is the story of the expedition from the point of view of James Morris, as Jan was then, reporter for The Times.

The style of the narrative is slightly old fashioned but it is charming rather than annoying, unless you object to phrases such as 'Sahibs and Sherpas'. It has been sensitively updated with a modem introduction and conclusion by the author.

Although we know from the outset that the expedition was successful, Jan Morris injects tension by describing the technical difficulties involved in getting the news of the ascent back to Britain from the inaccessible slopes of Everest, and how The Times' copyright was protected from other journalists by codes, subterfuge and the loyalty of the Sherpas during the six to ten day journey from the mountain to the Namche and Katmandu radio transmitters.

James Morris had never climbed a mountain before and his descriptions are fresh and imbued with his sense of exhilaration at being part of such a momentous event. There are many colourful characters, including Hillary, Tenzing, the Abominable Snowman and the mischievous Sherpas. He has a fund of anecdotes ranging from the Maharajah of Rambledrop's missing suitcase to how to answer the call of nature in the middle of sub-zero night.

Morris is amusingly candid about his struggles with attitude and equipment and it is obvious that, although he does not trumpet the fact, he did extremely well for a beginner in climbing as far as Camp IV (around 18,000 feet) through treacherous icefall and possible avalanche.

This account is entertaining from the first and maintains momentum; I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Catriona Jackson

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgement should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

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