This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 6th Nov 2018
Michael Palin, the winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing joins us at Stanfords to sign copies of his new book Erebus.
FOR 1 HOUR ONLY! 1pm - 2pm
TICKETED EVENT ONLY. LIMITED NUMBERS.
YOU MUST PRE BOOK.
Ticket includes a copy of Erebus by Michael Palin (RRP £20)
About the book:
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Erebus.
Now Michael Palin – former Monty Python stalwart and television globetrotter – brings this extraordinary ship back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the dashing James Clark Ross and the troubled John Franklin. And he vividly recounts the experiences of the men who first stepped ashore on Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to reach them.
To help tell the story, he has travelled to various locations across the world – Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic – to search for local information, and to experience at first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted the Erebus and her crew
Due to the time restraint we are afraid that there will be no opportunity for posed photos but you are welcome to take candid snaps.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-11-06 2018-11-06 Europe/London Michael Palin 'Erebus' Book Signing at Stanfords Michael Palin, the winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing joins us at Stanfords to sign copies of his new book Erebus. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/11/06/michael-palin-erebus-book-signing-at-stanfords-183268 Stanfords,12-14 Long Acre,,London