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In the steps of H. V. Morton

The journalist and travel-writer died 30 years ago this month. Terence Handley MacMath tested his observations of the Holy Land

I PACKED my bag to go to Amman and in it I put: The Holy Land: The indispensible archeological guide for travellers by Jerome Murphy-O’Connor (OUP 1992); Matthew Teller’s indispensable Rough Guide to Jordan (Rough Guides 2006); and a battered ex-Islington Libraries edition of H. V. Morton’s In the Steps of the Master.

I must have bought my 1966 edition (with a revised introduction written in 1962) 30 years ago, at about the time that Morton died, on 17 June ...

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