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5.0 out of 5 stars
A must read. Truly a Great Briton, 8 July 2012
I just finished reading this excellent account of Captain Scott and his attempts to reach the South Pole.
R Fiennes brilliantly captures the essence of the man and his team, going some way to restore Robert Falcon Scott's reputation as a truly Great Briton.
I defy anyone to not enjoy this thoroughly readable and engaging book and think that the men that spent time in such hellish conditions are not heroes. They are the Columbus', Magellans' and Cooks' of their age.
Fiennes describes what some of those conditions must have been like in great descriptive detail - and in the context of the age - how horrendous the suffering must have been.
Well done, Mr Fiennes. I can't remember the last book I enjoyed this much.
5 stars from start to finish.