Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571219445
No of pages: 176

Coronation Everest


'Exquisite, powerful . . . I can think of no better way of commemorating British exploration's culminating triumph.' Simon Winchester

This classic account offers a breathtakingly intimate evocation of the most famous of all mountaineering exploits - and of perhaps the last great old-fashioned Fleet Street scoop.

'It was Morris who broke the news that a British-led expedition had conquered Mount Everest the day before the Queen's coronation in 1953 . . . Allied to physical courage in getting down the mountain and a dogged resourcefulness in getting the news home, Morris scooped the world and was launched on one of the most remarkable literary careers in the second half of the 20th century.' Guardian


Categorised as: Non-fiction
Sub-categories: History
Genres & Themes: Pioneers; Exploration; Journalism
Characters: Edmund Hillary

Tim Jeal

Henry Morton Stanley has come down to us in history as a cruel imperialist, a bad man of Africa, and as the person who conducted ...

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