Travel writer whose expositions of Hong Kong, Venice, and Oxford brought her widespread attention. Her most famous work, the Pax Britannica trilogy, was published between 1968 and 1978.
She was born James Humprey Morris and lived as a man until 1972.
She won the 1996 Glyndwr Award.
She married tea planter's daughter Elizabeth Tuckniss, with whom she had five children.
In 1999, she received the Queen's Birthday Honours from Queen Elizabeth II.