Oh my goodness, that book looks amazing. I've been fascinated by Scott's expedition ever since I read this novel when I was younger:http://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Darkness-Geraldine-McCaughrean/dp/0192726188/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317928574&sr=1-1Really good, about a girl who goes to Antarctica and has Titus Oates as an "imaginary friend."And recently, I stayed up all night to finish this fascinating account of the tragedy:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Race-Pole-Tragedy-Heroism-Antarctic/dp/078688858X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317928683&sr=1-3Can't wait to get a better look at those pictures. xo
RACHEL LOUISA HOW ARE WE NOT BEST FRIENDS. I've been in love with Scott and co since I was like 8 and we had to study him at school, I'm pretty sure I thought I was going to marry him when I grew up. Its funny, the more I have read in the last year the more I want to marry various other members of the team. OATES obvs because he loves ponies, but I think I have a special place in my heart for Cherry (have you read his book The Worst Journey in the World http://www.amazon.co.uk/Worst-Journey-World-Vintage-Classics/dp/0099530376/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317974373&sr=8-1 its INCREDIBLE) Adding both of these to my wishlist now. Why isn't Titus Oates MY best imaginary friend!I've just about finished reading Scott's biography, his wife sounds a proper nightmare. I can't decide if she is a bit of a legend (being all hey whats wrong with wanting to hang out with the men on their boats) or a bit of a bitch. I told my boyfriend last night I want to get a puppy and name it Titus Oates!I'm about to buy a ticket to this as well http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/scott-expedition-coming/index.htmlWoohoo!/morning rant about Scott & Co.PS Shackleton is a dick.
oh HA Race to the pole is totally already on my wishlist!
TURNING OFF AMAZON BEFORE I BUY MORE BOOKS ABOUT ANTARCTICA
STEP AWAY FROM AMAZON.Love these photos. Can't wait to check out your book. I may need to purchase myself.
Ahhhh, totally wanted to marry Titus Oates too, what's not to love! I have never spoken to anyone else who shared this love of it all from childhood! Although he's a pretty good namesake for a puppy too, I must say.Totally buying The Worst Journey in the World as fast as I can type this comment/get on Amazon.I don't know if you ever saw this documentary:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhf1sEbO1bIBut it was SO GOOD. I'm not sure where else online you might find it, but if you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth watching - just all the details you could ever have dreamed about.And that exhibition looks so good. A trip down south is definitely in order in the new year. Amazing.p.s. Shackleton is definitely a dick. xo
Wait you are in the UK, have you seen this http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/scott-expedition-coming/index.htmlI HAVE TICKETS FOR OPENING DAY YOU SHOULD TOTALLY COME!
Also funnily enough yes I did see that documentary and its what reignited my love and made me go out and buy his journals! So good. Damn you Fogle! DAMN YOU!