A most excellent and well researched book to add to the almost library sized works now written about Franklin and the infamous expedition. I think this is the first one that turns focus on the actual ship though and tells the well known disaster story from a different angle. Written also in Palin's usual engaging and very easily readable style, the book is well worth a read if you are interested not only in the Franklin Expedition but also in British Maritime history.
I wish to thank Mr Palin for writing this book. One has learnt so much about the subject, Erebus and Terror and naval history. He has covered so many topics it was a pleasure to read. If I could, my rating would be 6 at least.
Enjoyed this book from first to last page, for me it brought 19th century polar exploration to life including the extremely harsh conditions and sometimes poor preparation by some expedition organisers and Naval Authorities.