Dancing on Ice

Author:   Jeremy Scott
Publisher:   Old Street Publishing
ISBN:  

9781905847761


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   09 June 2009
Format:   Paperback
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In 1930 the dashing Gino Watkins led a group of fourteen intrepid and largely inexperienced young men (including the author's father) to pioneer the first commercial air route between Europe and America. Alongside high adventure, triumph and tragedy, Scott paints a stunning portrait of two lost worlds the Inuit hunters of the polar regions and the 'Brideshead' generation of English men addicted to adventure. One member of the expedition was stranded alone on the ice cap for five months, for much of the time in total darkness. Blizzards raged continuously and temperatures dropped to -41 DegreesC. For six weeks he was utterly trapped in an ice cave, unable to get out as his companions mounted a desperate, last-ditch rescue attempt. AUTHOR: Jeremy Scott was born into a family of dysfunctional risk-addicts. After a colourful (and highly successful) career in one of London's top advertising agencies, described in his memoir Fast and Louche, he became a full-time writer. SELLING POINTS: Stories of early twentieth century polar exploration have proven sales potential Author is available for publicity and is personally connected son and nephew of the expedition leaders Exciting holiday reading with a wealth of original photographs REVIEWS: 'A stunning addition to the best-selling arctic exploration genre a breathtaking adventure story' PUBLISHING NEWS Praise for Jeremy Scott's memoir, Fast and Louche: 'Mr Scott is a breath of shocking air in these dull times. Where has he been hiding?' INDEPENDENT

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Author:   Jeremy Scott
Publisher:   Old Street Publishing
Imprint:   Old Street Publishing
ISBN:  

9781905847761


ISBN 10:   1905847769
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   09 June 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'Craig Sherborne enlivens us to the comedy, the pathos, the dignity and the pain of life. Muck is a masterpiece.' RAIMOND GAITA 'Mordantly true to life, Muck is one of the most interesting autobiographies I've read' J.M. COETZEE 'It is almost impossible to convey the sort of comic intensities Sherborne gets out of the pratfalls and banana skins of family life. Edwin Muir said once that the characters in Dostoevsky were not insane; they were just observed with such intensity that the realism and the compassion could be mistaken for a psychopathology. Something similar is true of Sherborne's portraits of his parents, abominations of excruciating ghastliness who become, through the paradox (and magic) of literary art, figures of comic delight.' THE AGE


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Craig Sherborne lives in Sydney, Australia. His memoir Hoi Polloi is due to be published by Old Street in 2010,

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