Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant Edgar Evans. Signed by the Author.

£34.99

Product description

Stroud. The History Press Ltd, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. 230 x 154 mm. Signed by the author without dedication to the title page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. We are also selling 'With Scott in the Antarctic. Edward Wilson. Explorer, Naturalist, Artist.' by the same author Isobel Williams which is also signed by her.

Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain Scott's giant worker and his invaluable assistant . He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900's - the Discovery expedition of 1901 and the Terra Nova expedition in 1910 - distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, with Scott, Edgar made the first long and arduous sortie onto the Plateau of Victoria Land. It came as no surprise when, in 1911, Edgar was chosen by Scott to be one of the five men to go on the final attempt at the South Pole. Tragically the Welsh Giant was the first to die on the ill-fated return, and posthumously Edgar was blamed in some quarters for causing the deaths of the whole party. It was suggested that his failure was due to his relative lack of education, which made him less able to endure the conditions than his well-educated companions. Isobel Williams repudiates this shameful suggestion and redresses the balance of attention paid to the upper and lower-deck members of Scott s famous expeditions.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
Williams Isobel
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Stroud. The History Press Ltd, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. 230 x 154 mm. Signed by the author without dedication to the title page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. We are also selling 'With Scott in the Antarctic. Edward Wilson. Explorer, Naturalist, Artist.' by the same author Isobel Williams which is also signed by her.

Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain Scott's giant worker and his invaluable assistant . He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900's - the Discovery expedition of 1901 and the Terra Nova expedition in 1910 - distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, with Scott, Edgar made the first long and arduous sortie onto the Plateau of Victoria Land. It came as no surprise when, in 1911, Edgar was chosen by Scott to be one of the five men to go on the final attempt at the South Pole. Tragically the Welsh Giant was the first to die on the ill-fated return, and posthumously Edgar was blamed in some quarters for causing the deaths of the whole party. It was suggested that his failure was due to his relative lack of education, which made him less able to endure the conditions than his well-educated companions. Isobel Williams repudiates this shameful suggestion and redresses the balance of attention paid to the upper and lower-deck members of Scott s famous expeditions.

Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
Williams Isobel
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £6.50

Outside Europe: £11.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Marlow

Welcome to our unique bookshop in the heart of the busy High St of the riverside town of Marlow, in Buckinghamshire. Over the last three years we have developed a reputation with our customers and donors for selling a fantastic range of books from £1.99 to over a £1000! With specialist knowledge and the advantage of being the only bookshop in town, we are able to offer a friendly and tailored service both in our shop and now online.

View Shop