Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin
In the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. Now Michael Palin brings this extraordinary ship back to life.
- By Michael Palin
- 352 pages
- Published by Arrow (30 May 2019)
- Size: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
On the first voyage, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic.
Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found.
This is her story.
Praise for The Sunday Times Bestseller, and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week:
"Thoroughly absorbs the reader. . . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.’ Sunday Times
‘A great story . . . Told in a very relaxed and sometimes – as you might expect – very funny Palin style.’ David Baddiel, Daily Mail
‘Magisterial . . . Brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people since the 1840s.’ The Times
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