AUTHOR EVENT: MICHAEL PALIN
We are delighted to announce that globe-trotting national treasure, Michael Palin will be joining us at Mainstreet to talk about his new book, Erebus on Tues 25th September.
He brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, through the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839–43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014.
He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys, describes what life on board was like for the men who stepped ashore in Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and for the officers and crew who froze and starved to death in the Arctic wastes, driven to cannibalism and poisoned by the food they had hoped would sustain them.
As you would expect, Palin 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.
Please note that this event is being held in St Boswells Village Hall.
Cover illustration by Chris Wormell.
EVENT DATE: SEPTEMBER 2018