Book cover of Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time by Michael Palinby Michael Palin

“Beyond terrific. I didn’t want it to end.” —Bill Bryson

Driven by a passion for travel and history and a love of ships and the sea, former Monty Python stalwart and beloved television globe-trotter Michael Palin explores the world of HMS Erebus, last seen on an ill-fated voyage to chart the Northwest Passage.

Michael Palin brings the fascinating story of the Erebus and its occupants to life, from its construction as a bomb vessel in 1826 through the flagship years of James Clark Ross’s Antarctic expedition and finally to Sir John Franklin’s quest for the holy grail of navigation—a route through the Northwest Passage, where the ship disappeared into the depths of the sea for more than 150 years. It was rediscovered under the arctic waters in 2014.

Interview with the Author

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Michael Palin with David Baddiel
11/21/18           37 min


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