This just happened...

I just walked into a very unassuming church basement bookstore in Crouch End to find these 3 glorious editions of Ponting's Scott's Last Voyage, Evans' South with Scott, and Scott's journals in a wonderfully bound edition full of photographs and maps.

I really recommend checking out the bookstore under St Mary's Parish Church inbetween Crouch End and Muswell Hill. They had a flood recently and are looking for donations to replace ruined stock.

I think its fair to say my Scott Bookshelf is pretty glad these beauties were saved from said flood.

(they also had a bunch of Buffy books and I got an amazing book about Witchcraft and Demonology. What I thought was going to be an amazing goth bookhaul turned into an amazing Polar bookhaul. Day of book win!)


  1. I am very envious of this shelf - also, that purple narwhal is too awesome.

  2. If you don't have it, I'll have to send you that Nat Geo from last year with the Scott feature.

  3. "South with Scott" Drinking Game:

    - Drink once for any mention of "splendid adventure", "glorious heroism", or any other phrase redolent of a Boys' Own Annual
    - Twice for any claim that he and Scott got on REALLY well
    - When he claims he got scurvy from too much sledging, raise your glass and down it in one!!

    (Splendid polar haul, much impressed!)