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Barrow's Boys: A Stirring Story of Daring, Fortitude and Outright Lunacy

Biography / Memoir

By: Fergus Fleming

489 pages, B/w illus

Granta

Paperback | Aug 2001 | Edition: 2 | #121666 | ISBN: 1862075026
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The tale of John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, and the expeditions organised by him during the 19th Century. Areas explored by `Barrow's Boys' included the Arctic, Sahara, and the North Pole, and the expeditions lack of preparation, allied to Barrow's insouciant way with maps, makes this a tale of absurdly dangerous comedy as well as harrowing personal endeavor.`This is travel history of the best kind: entertaining, informed and opinionated.'Sunday Times
`This is an engrossing story of high endeavour and frustrated hope...'Sunday Telegraph


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Biography

Fergus Fleming was born in 1959 and studied at Oxford University and City University, London. He trained as an accountant and barrister and has worked as a furniture maker.

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