Cherry by Sara Wheeler
A Life of Apsley -Garrard

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard was one of the youngest members of Robert Falcon Scott’s legendary expedition to Antarctica, the last man sent out to meet Captain Scott and his men in February 1912, when they were expected to return victorious any day from the South Pole. He embarked on his own epic journey into the Antarctic winter to collect eggs of the Emperor penguin. It was dark all the time, his teeth shattered, and the tent blew away in the cold. “But we kept our tempers,” he wrote, “even with God.”

After serving in the First World War, with zealous encouragement from his neighbor George Bernard Shaw, Cherry wrote the undisputed masterpiece of polar literature, The Worst Journey in the World. But as the years progressed, he faced a terrible struggle against depression and despair. Sara Wheeler’s Cherry is the first biography of this great hero of Antarctic exploration, written with unrestricted access to his papers and with the full cooperation of his family.


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About Sara Wheeler

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Sara Wheeler is the author of eight books of biography and travel, including Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile, Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, and The Magnetic North. She lives in London.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Modern Library. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Building on the reminiscences of Cherry-Garrard’s widow, Wheeler fashions a convincing portrait of a man who rued the changes in the pastoral landscape and the position of the gentry and was deeply depressed by his many illnesses and the dreadful consequences of war, economic depression, then mor...

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Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard Sara Wheeler Jonathan Cape £17.99, pp354 When Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of Captain Scott's companions on his doomed polar expedition in 1912, fell in love aged 50, his lovemaking followed an unusual pattern.

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Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard Sara Wheeler (Random House, $26.95) Cherry-Garrard, a member of Scott's doomed 1911-12 race against Amundsen to the South Pole, later wrote an eloquent memoir of the expedition, The Worst Journey in the World.

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