Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition

A humorous look at the remarkable journey of Shackleton's polar-bound cat. Be the first to review!
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Author: Caroline Alexander
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148 pages

When Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice, all twenty nine members of the crew were pushed to their limits of survival, including Mrs. Chippy, the ship's estimable cat. Fortunately for posterity, Mrs. Chippy left a diary of the ordeal.

Closely based on the true events of Shackleton's heroic journey, and illustrated with authentic photographs taken by Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition is a firsthand account of one of the greatest adventures in history - from a unique point of view.

Now, I can't vouch for the authenticity of this newly found document, but I can say that Alexander has done a fine job in keeping Mrs. Chippy's jottings from succumbing to the preciousness often found in books written by animals, while allowing the cat's (and her own) sense of humor to have full run. - The New York Times Book Review, Robert R. Harris


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