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The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes

Meredith Hooper

3 Reviews

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Antarctica, True stories, Prose: non-fiction, General & world history

The untold story of Scott's Northern Party and their incredible survival of an Antarctic winter.

Scott's 'Northern Party' played an important role in his iconic last expedition, but how did they survive.

Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished and the ship had failed to pick them up as winter approached. Stranded and desperate, the six men dug out an ice cave with no room to stand upright. Circumstances forced them closer together and somehow they made it through the longest winter. Working from diaries, journals and letters written by expedition members, Meredith Hooper tells the intensely human story of Scott's other expedition.

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Praise for The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes

  • A cracking story - Mail on Sunday

  • This book relives their fears and squalid surroundings from day to day. Even as you lie in the sun on holiday, you will be chilled, gripped and amazed by the human resilience displayed in such awesome conditions - Daily Mail

  • Authoritative and insightful . . . [an] enjoyable, vivid study of the English in extremis - Sunday Times

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Meredith Hooper

Meredith Hooper is a lecturer, historian, Antarctic expert and full-time writer of non-fiction and fiction for children and adults. She grew up in Australia and after graduating in history from the University of Adelaide, she moved to the UK to do a post-graduate history degree at Oxford.

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