The Birthday Boys (Compact Disc)

By Beryl Bainbridge, Gordon Griffin (Read by)

Soundings, 9781860429101, 6pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/1995)
Analog Audio Cassette (2/1/2004)

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This extraordinary account of Captain Scott's tragically ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic, achieves the apparently impossible: Beryl Bainbridge's powers of expression and ability to evoke an emotion or perception with almost tangible force are displayed to a hitherto unseen degree. Deploying her extraordinary imagination to the task of recreating the inner lives and outer trials of Scott and his team, Bainbridge gives us a study in the nature and action of charisma and in the place of duty and aspiration in all our lives.