A MIX OF DARING POLAR EXPLORATION, INSIGHTS INTO A BYGONE ERA AND BREATHTAKING DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NATURAL WORLD
Key Sales 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
High-spec hardback with a wealth of original photographs
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°C. 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.
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?’ JOHN WALSH, INDEPENDENT
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.