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I May Be Some Time

Francis Spufford

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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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571346783
Date Published
05.07.2018
Delivery
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Summary

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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Francis Spufford was born in 1964. He is the author of five celebrated books of non-fiction. The most recent, Unapologetic, has been translated into three languages; the one before, Red Plenty, into nine. He has been longlisted or shortlisted for prizes in science writing, historical writing, political writing, theological writing, and writing ‘evoking the spirit of place’. His first novel.…

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