I May Be Some Time
A new edition of the classic study of the expeditions to the South Pole, and why we are so fascinated with exploring vast, empty, and extreme landscapes.
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The anticipated new novel by Francis Spufford, Light Perpetual, is now available to preorder!
When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination. Everyone remembers the doomed Captain Oates’s last words: ‘I’m just going outside, and I may be some time.’ Francis Spufford’s celebrated and prize-winning history shows how Scott’s death was the culmination of a national enchantment with vast empty spaces, the beauty of untrodden snow, and perilous journeys to the end of the earth.
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