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Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod
Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better a live donkey, than a dead lion!, 26 Mar. 2012
97 miles from the Pole and they turned away. The men who laid the path for Scott and provided the inspiration. Admittedly, Shackleton was another ill-equipped Brit, but, he lived to tell the tale. Enigmatic, thrilling and compellling....the tale of The Boss and his crew.
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

5.0 out of 5 stars Good God! A true story!, 26 Mar. 2012
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I picked up this book 4 years ago, thinking it was a work of fiction, only to then read Shackleton's "South" and realise it was all true! Also try Worsleys "Shackletons Boat Journey" for another dimension.


Tom Crean - An Unsung Hero: Antarctic Survivor: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor
Tom Crean - An Unsung Hero: Antarctic Survivor: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor
Price: £8.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a hero!, 26 Mar. 2012
Wow! What a man! This is a brilliant biography of a great explorer. Creans natural modesty and Irish charm shine through....you see why Shackleton wanted him for that legendary boat journey (besides his singing voice!).


The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 26 Mar. 2012
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I have read alot about Scott & Shackleton and this is a brilliant recount of the time and men. Hooper is a gifted story-teller with a great story to tell. I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to know more of the 'Terra Nova' expedition.


Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest & Brilliant, 15 Mar. 2012
First off, read Cherry's "Worst Journey in the World" then this. Well written, unbiased & easy to read. It is the tale of a man haunted by guilt and his legendary, dead friends.


Rocket Dog Women's Chomps Biker Boots
Rocket Dog Women's Chomps Biker Boots

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Boots!, 14 Dec. 2011
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These are great!
Super comfy, warm, fab with jeans or tights & a skirt.
I did find them difficult to intially get on (& panicked thinking I go the wrong size), but, they have now stretched and I wear them every day at the moment!


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ouch & Oooo!, 4 Dec. 2011
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This is a simple tool, however, there are a few things to be cautious about:
1) You do have to use it repeatedly over areas...so be ready for rashes & spots afterwards!
2) It does hurt so you may want to work on facial areas a little at a time.
3) You will be left with a red (albeit smooth) face afterwards!
4) I have sensitive skin and after using it on my chin, I had massive break-outs until the area healed (I think I was a tad too enthusiastic first time!).


The Heart of the Antarctic and South (Classics of World Literature)
The Heart of the Antarctic and South (Classics of World Literature)
by Ernest Shackleton
Edition: Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing & Inspiring, 27 April 2009
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I have read alot about Shackleton and his expeditions but to read his own version (admittedly, he cobbled it together from diaries written by himself & the whole team) is extremely interesting.
Sir Ernest has a very modern style of writing (unlike many authors of his generation) which makes both books a joy to read.
He knows the reader wants excitement, suspense and adventure and delivers plenty in both stories.
Although, he did have a ghost writer (he hated writing and needed someone there to drag the tales from him!) you can hear his voice echo through the pages.
Forget Scott - if you want real edge-of-your-seat stories about Polar Expedition, then Shackleton is your man.
I would also recommend his bio by Roland Huntford as an excellent accompaniment.
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