Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

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Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:06 pm

A very good book about the 'bomb' ship and her adventures. Also touches on many aspects of the famous people's lives that sailed on her life, what they were doing and how they got involved in the various exploits that eventually led them to participating in Franklyn's doomed expedition.

I recommend it.
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Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby wully » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:48 pm

Huz it goat loads o‘ pichurz in it an nae big wurdz?

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Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:32 pm

Sorry Wully, just a few small black and white pictures. It has a few words I don't understand which are quite big, but I am driller and I managed to read it.
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Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby claymore » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 pm

It was homeward bound one night on the deep,
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep.
I dreamed a dream and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew.

With a hundred seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
To seek that passage around the pole
Where we poor sailors do sometimes go.

Through cruel hardships these men did go
His ship on mountains of ice was drove
Where the Eskimo in his skin canoe
Was the only one who ever came through

In Baffin Bay where the whale fish blow
The fate of Franklin no man may know.
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell,
Lord Franklin along with his sailors do dwell.

And now my burden it gives me pain,
For my long lost Franklin I'd cross the main.
Ten thousand pounds would I freely give
To know on earth that my Franklin do live.

Great song and a joy to sing
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Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby cpedw » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 am

This takes me back quite a few years

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Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby Burst Boiler » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:33 pm

If ye prefer big wurdz tae big burdz, then I'd recommend Solomon Gursky was here by Mordechai Richler. It's fiction, but if I mention the link to the Terror and Erebus, I spoil the plot. Awww naw. Ach, its still wurth a read.

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Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby spuddy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:44 pm

Despite the big words I've ordered a Solomon Gursky was here on your recommendation.
Ta for the tip

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Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Postby pagoda » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:04 pm

spuddy wrote:Despite the big words I've ordered a Solomon Gursky was here on your recommendation.
Ta for the tip


Snap! Also bought "Cocksure" by the same author. Decidedly strange! Not remotely politically correct in the current climate....

A curious but talented writer!


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