Birdie Bowers is a woman with a dead man's name. She vows to discover the real reason for her namesake's death in Antarctica in 1912.
The discovery of Captain Scott's body in the Antarctic in November 1912 started a global obsession with him as a man and an explorer. But one mystery remains: why did he and his companions spend their last ten days in a tent only 11 miles from the safety of a depot that promised food and shelter? Dead Men tells the story of two paths. One is a tragic journey of exploration on the world s coldest continent, the other charts a present-day relationship and the redemptive power of love.
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"The story of Captain Scott gets under your skin. Fascinating." Daily Telegraph
"Dead Men is an emotional adventure and an unsettling ghost story. It’s an exploration of those two opposing magnetic forces – the one pulling us onward, and the one pulling us home – and a sympathetic salute to the flawed and foolhardy human spirit." Katie Ward, author of Girl Reading
"A remarkable debut, Dead Men deserves to be read. It’s as simple as that. This one of my top reads of the year so far. Loved it." Milo's Rambles
"An expertly-told story." Sir Ranulph Fiennes