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
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.