An Antarctic Affair

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Category: SKU: 02379


A story of love and survival by the great-granddaughter of Douglas and Paquita Mawson.Inspired by their story and their characters since childhood, Emma explores the reasons why her great-grandfather survived the ill-fated Antarctic sledging journey of 1912 when his 2 companions perished. For the first time, Emma credits the very important role played by his fiancé Paquita, who became his wife and biographer, in his survival and success. Emma incorporates stories of other explorers and expeditions to place Douglas Mawson in polar and historical context and, by according Paquita the recognition she deserves as his greatest supporter, we gain a new appreciation of his extraordinary achievements. P/B 254 Pages