Tales for adventurous Devonshire architects

A Listmania! list by Perry Duke (York)
(VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   
 
South: The Endurance Expedition
1.  South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
The list author says:
  "No one can say how he will fare in extremis, but:  as A-CG said "...if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time.""
Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Worst Journey In The World
2.  The Worst Journey In The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The list author says:
  "The Daddy.  A masterpiece from another world. Wrap up and get the fire going before you start reading.  "If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward" (A-C.G.)"
Used & New from: £7.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

See buying options
Congo Journey
3.  Congo Journey by Redmond O'Hanlon
The list author says:
  "Next best thing to having leeches on yer legs.  O'Hanlon has a talent for getting into trouble, and an even better one for writing about it."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

See buying options
Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic
4.  Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic by Redmond O'Hanlon
The list author says:
  ".  O'Hanlon again.  Mostly about fish, but the nearest you want to get to Trawling in a force 12.  Read him, meet him if you can by all means, but don't go on trips with this man!"
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books)
5.  A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books) by Eric Newby
The list author says:
  "Englishmen abroad again - charmingly well and wryly told, with a meeting with Wilfred Thesiger at the end.  Time in Newby's company is well spent."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

See buying options
Long John Silver
6.  Long John Silver by Björn Larsson
The list author says:
  "Treasure Island the hard way - how Long John got his name (Barbeque), and more.  Blistering good stuff, me hearties, great for Holidays and Airports."
£7.23   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Requiem Shark
7.  The Requiem Shark by Nicholas Griffin
The list author says:
  "More pirating with Welshman and Parrots.  Written with a druid's ear.  Aharr."
£6.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Southseaman (Mariners Library No.33)
8.  The Southseaman (Mariners Library No.33) by Weston Martyr
The list author says:
  "Bored at work?  Build ship, sail ship, burn ship.  Authentic tale of shipbuilding in Nova Scotia: a real gem.  Sadly now out of print, but copies around."
Used & New from: £9.99

See buying options
The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow and Claw (Fantasy Masterworks): Shadow and Claw Vol 1
9.  The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow and Claw (Fantasy Masterworks): Shadow and Claw Vol 1 by Gene Wolfe
The list author says:
  "OK, so it's not quite plain vanilla adventure - but so good, included in list.  Intelligent adventure in the far (and intelligently imagined) future.  With a few nods to Borges."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Life Of Pi
10.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "Magical tale of a shipwreck, with tiger, Japanese investigators, and an orang-utan.  What more could you want?  By someone who knows the sea, or sounds convincing!"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,869 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
11.  Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone by Martin Dugard
The list author says:
  "Blundering around Africa in pith helmets."
Used & New from: £3.60
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

See buying options
Papillon
12.  Papillon by Henri Charrière
The list author says:
  "True story of escape from Devil's Island"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
Touching The Void
13.  Touching The Void by Joe Simpson
The list author says:
  "What happens when adventures like Newby's go wrong.  Ice cold all the way through: amongst the very best on climbing."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
14.  Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
The list author says:
  "When things go wrong, again: strong writing convinces you that's what it must have felt like.   I don't ever want to find out!"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews)

See buying options
The White Spider
15.  The White Spider by Heinrich Harrer
The list author says:
  "A plain, unvarnished tale - Herr Harrer is separated from us by time and nationality - but what a great tale.  They were iron men in those days!"
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.83
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list  
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Perry Duke (York)
(VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   
Qualifications: Seascamperer
Last updated: 27/05/2007
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Best books Best books

Best books: A list of 23 items by Harry Pazd

Blue Blue

Blue: A list of 10 items by Mr. Nicholas Jeeves

The best books I have read The best books I have read

The best books I have read: A list of 11 items by Angus Bishop

"A dozen classics of travel and place" "A dozen classics of travel and place"

"A dozen classics of travel and place": A list of 12 items by "mahmed46"

Exploration and Adventure Exploration and Adventure

Exploration and Adventure: A list of 22 items by Ben