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Description - Cherry by Sara Wheeler

Apsley Cherry Garrard (1886-19590 was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic. Cherry undertook an epic journey in the Antarctic winter to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. The temperature fell to seventy below, it was dark all the time, his teeth shattered in the cold and the tent blew away. 'But we kept our tempers,' Cherry wrote, even with God. fter serving in the First World War Cherry was invalided home, and with the zealous encouragement of his neighbour Bernard Shaw he wrote a masterpiece. In The Worst Journey in the World Cherry transformed tragedy and grief into something fine. But as the years unravelled he faced a terrible struggle against depression, breakdown and despair, haunted by the possibility that he could have saved Scott and his companions. his is the first biography of Cherry, and it is a brilliant one. Sara Wheeler, who has travelled extensively in the Antarctic, has had unrestriced access to new material and the full co-operation of Cherry's family.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099437536
ISBN-10: 0099437538
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sara Wheeler

Sara Wheeler was brought up in Bristol. She read Classics and Modern Languages at Oxford University before embarking on polar explorations. A traveller, journalist and broadcaster, she lives in London with her partner and young son.

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