Birthday Boys

Bainbridge, Beryl

£8.99

The four men who accompanied Captain Scott on his doomed expedition each tell their own story in this fictional reconstruction of the attempt to reach the South Pole.

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A brilliantly realized evocation of the thoughts and voices of Captain Scott and the four men with him, who suffered extraordinary hardships before finally dying during their 1912 attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole.

‘A whole lost era of fantastic courage, determination, idealism, curiosity, boyish foolishness and class mores is brought brilliantly and touchingly back by Bainbridge’s penetrating psychological acumen and her superb scene and action painting…A masterly achievement, not to be missed by anyone who cherishes a strong, meaningful story beautifully told’ Publishers Weekly

The Birthday Boys is one of Beryl Bainbridge’s most acclaimed novels, telling the story of Scott’s doomed expedition through the voices of five men on the voyage. As Scott, Petty Officer Taff Evans, ship’s doctor Dr Edward Wilson, Lieutenant Henry Bowers and Captain Lawrence Oates step forward for their place in the narrative, the reader is gripped by the the characters themselves alongside the vividly evoked period.

Additional information

Weight 160 g
Dimensions 198 × 126 × 20 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

181

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K