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I May Be Some Time :The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott

I May Be Some Time

I May Be Some Time :The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott

Published: 5 July, 2018
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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.

Francis Spufford, a former Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year (1997), has edited two acclaimed literary anthologies and a collection of essays about the history of technology. His first book, I May Be Some Time, won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of 1996, the Banff Mountain Book Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. His second, The Child That Books Built, gave Neil Gaiman 'the peculiar feeling that there was now a book I didn't need to write'. His third, Backroom Boys, was called 'as nearly perfect as makes no difference' by the Daily Telegraph and was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College and lives near Cambridge.

Type Book
ISBN 9780571346783
Number Of Pages 416
Item Weight 405 g
Product Dimensions 125 x 195 x 40 mm
Publisher Faber & Faber
Format Paperback