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The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen

Ranulph Fiennes

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Biography, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction

Three of Sir Ranulph Fiennes acclaimed bestsellers in one eBook collection - his epic biography of CAPTAIN SCOTT ('Fiennes own experiences allow him to write vividly and with empathy' Daily Mail); his enthralling autobiography, MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW ('The memoir of a supreme sportsman, an uber-earthling who could show the Martians a thing or two about what the best of us can achieve' Financial Times); and the story of his unconventional, extraordinary family, MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN ('History at its best and most approachable' Country Life).

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Praise for The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen

  • Sir Ranulph has earned his place in the heroic roll call of Scott, Shackleton and the rest. - Daily Mail

  • Ran epitomises British phlegm, and he puts all other glory-seekers to shame. Long may he continue to make us glad that we are not him, while we stand in awe. - Country Life

  • His courage, determination, stamina - and madness - are truly awesome.' - Daily Express

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Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over 14 million for charity. He was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards and in 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.

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