VBoekbestellingen gratis thuis bezorgd vanaf 15,- 

VGratis afhalen in de boekhandel

 VBinnen 14 dagen gratis retour bij ruim 100 boekhandels

In The Shadow of Shackleton's Cross
ISBN
9781849860321
Uitgever
OTC Editions
Verschenen
30-06-2014
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
410 pp.
Bindwijze
ebook EPUB
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share
  • Share

In The Shadow of Shackleton's Cross ebook: EPUB met Adobe-DRM

An Antarctic Memoir

Long descriptionIn 1922 at the beginning of a new expedition to the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton died of a heart attack while his ship,' Quest', was moored in King Edward Cove on the island of South Georgia. At his wife's request he was buried there in the graveyard at Grytviken.Shackleton's famous 'Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expediton' left Bristish waters on August 8th 1914. It is therefore the Centenary of this expedition this year with celebrations being planned to commemorate it.Beverley McLeod tells her story of a young girl's experiences growing up across the harbour from a whaling station on South Georgia in the late 1950s.A six year-old girl arrives at King Edward Point, a settlement of eight houses huddled at the foot of a mountain on the Antarctic island of South Georgia. Around the bay is Grytviken, the most successful land-based whaling station in the world at that time. This is the story of the four years she spent without going to school and largely with only herself for company. It is also the story of the whaling industry and of the people whose livelihoods depended upon it.It is a story of love and fear, the light and dark side of such a beautiful but harsh environment and the impact it had on her and on her family.Beverley's book will be of interest and appeal to readers as a well-written story, as well as to those with an interest in South Georgia as a remote island in the Southern Ocean, its relationship with the Falklands and the wildlife, including the workings of a whaling station where the tough ships and hardy men who sailed them were supporting the industry and residents of the island. It is also an interesting snapshot of the social history of the people whose lives were dominated by the harsh climate and environment and how it impacted on them. This story provides a window into the life of a young girl who fortunately for us, has an extraordinary memory and can recall her experiences in great detail. Beverley tells us how every day differed from the next. From rogue elephant seals, extreme weather and how the whalers would produce alcohol, Brasso polish apparently a favourite of some when the whisky ran out.
€9,27
Exemplaren:
Ebook

Prijs:
€ 9,27
Verkrijgbaar in
Online
Voorraad:
Levertijd:
Direct te downloaden
Dit is een digitaal leesproduct. Na betaling van de bestelling, kunt u een digitaal boek meteen op een computer of daarvoor geschikte ereader lezen. Door op "Afrekenen" te klikken ziet u af van uw herroepingsrecht en stemt u in met directe levering. U kunt een digitaal boek dus niet ruilen of annuleren.

Loading...

.
Waarom Libris
Boekbestellingen vanaf € 15,- GRATIS thuisbezorgd.
Kies uit meer dan een miljoen artikelen, waaronder ruim 25.000 Nederlandse ebooks.
Thuis bestellen en bezorgen of afhalen en betalen in de boekhandel.
Ruim 85.000 boeken op werkdagen voor 23.00 besteld, de volgende dag bezorgd
Volg uw bestelling via Track & Trace van PostNL
Bijna 100 aangesloten kwaliteitsboekhandels.
pro-mbookslibr2 : libris