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With an introduction by Lord Mouser-Hunt, this is the journal of Mrs Chippy, the cat who accompanied the carpenter Harry "Chippy" McNeish on the Shackleton's "Endurance" expedition in 1914.
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Caroline Alexander is the author of the international bestsellers The Endurance and The Bounty and, more recently, The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of the Trojan War. She is a contributing writer for National Geographic magazine and her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and Outside, among other publications. Alexander received her doctorate in classics from Columbia University and was the founder of the Department of Classics at the University of Malawi in East Africa.From AudioFile:
Here's a story to rank among favorite animal stories for grown-ups of all time. With a lovely, witty, British touch, Caroline Alexander composes a cat's-eye journal of Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic expedition. Mrs. Chippy keeps an excellent log of shipboard duties, events, and feline observations. Steven Crossley is quite brilliant, making Mrs. Chippy as endearing to listeners as he, Chippy, was to the Endurance crew. Chippy's Scottish burr--for he is mate of Scots ship's carpenter Chipps--is distinct as he reviews daily routines, such as the seal watch or a casual stroll across the top of the sled dog kennels. Crossley also portrays the other crew members with warmth and distinction. He delivers every nuance of inquisitiveness, casual perusal, or disdain (usually for the dogs), which just enriches the researched detail of the voyage. R.F.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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