Jenny Diski: The Afterlife of Captain Scott, 9 February 2006
Show More Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy in the Extreme South by David Crane.
HarperCollins, 637 pp., £25, November 2005, 0 00 715068 7Show More
“... of Margaret Thatcher’s brash, commercial vision of what ‘British’ was supposed to mean, Roland Huntford announced a radical new verdict on Scott: as gravely inefficient, a hopeless incompetent, a victim of the exhaustion of empire. Later, in the 1980s, Trevor Griffiths endorsed the judgment from the left. On what is beginning to look like a ...”