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Cherry By Sara Wheeler

Cherry
by Sara Wheeler

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A biography of Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959), one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic. Cherry's life was a terrible struggle against depression, breakdown and despair, haunted by the possibility that he could have saved Scott and his companions.
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Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler

Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic. Cherry, despite his short sight, undertook an epic journey in the Antarctic winter to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. The temperature fell to 70 degrees below zero, it was dark all the time, his teeth shatterd in the cold and the tent blew away. "But we kept our tempers," Cherry wrote, "even with God". After serving in World War I, Cherry was invalided home, and with the encouragement of his neighbour, Bernard Shaw, he wrote about his adventures in "The Worst Journey in the World". This book freed Scott's story from the shackles of its period, and since its publication in 1922, the bitter brilliance and elegiac melancholy of Cherry's prose has touched the hearts of thousands of readers. In his work, Cherry transformed tragedy and grief into something fine. But he was to find that life is more complicated than literature, and as the years unravelled he faced a terrible struggle against depression, breakdown and despair, haunted by the possibility that he could have saved Scott and his companions.

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard was one of the youngest members of Scott's fateful final expedition to the Antarctic. Overcoming the considerable handicap of appalling short sight, Cherry began an arduous journey in the Antarctic winter to obtain the eggs of the Emperor Penguin. After serving in the First World War, he was invalided home, and wrote one of the most famous accounts of Scott's expedition, The Worst Journey in the World. Since the book was published in 1922, it has remained many people's entre into the world of courage and tragedy that Scott's expedition represented. Amazingly, this is the first biography, and Sara Wheeler utilises her own knowledge of the Antarctic to create a vivid and affecting picture of a remarkable man.

About Sara Wheeler


Sara Wheeler is the author of Terra Incognita, of which Geoffrey Moorhouse said, 'I cannot believe anything better will ever be written about Antarctica'.

Additional information

GOR001082526
Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler
Sara Wheeler
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2001-11-08
368
0224050044
9780224050043
N/A
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