6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A superb account of one of Britain's greatest explorers,
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This review is from: Cheltenham in Antarctica: The Life of Edward Wilson (Paperback)
Anyone interested in Antarctica will be totally fascinated by this little book on Edward Wilson. Written by his great-nephew, it is the first biography to be published in over 50 years and includes previously unpublished family photos as well as beautiful reproductions of several of Wilson's paintings. Drawing on family archives, it reveals how this extraordinarily brave and compassionate man came to be Captain Scott's closest friend and one of the truly great names in the history of Antarctica. It includes fresh information on his early life and family background as well as publishing in full for the first time his last poignant letter to his wife as he and Scott lay dying on the Great Ice Barrier on their return from the South Pole. Readers interested in visiting sites around Cheltenham connected with him can follow a series of walks described at the back of the book.
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