The discovery of Captain Scott's body in the Antarctic in November 1912 started a global obsession with him as a man and an explorer.
But one mystery remains - why did he and his companions spend their last ten days in a tent only 11 miles from the safety of a depot that promised food and shelter?
Birdie Bowers, a notoriously secretive painter, is a woman with a dead man's name.
Her parents were fascinated by her relative, Henry 'Birdie' Bowers, one of Scott's companions. And a hundred years after his death, she is determined to discover what really happened to him.
On her way to an exhibition of things recovered from Scott's tent, she collapses, and is rescued by Adam, who falls in love with her, and agrees to travel with her to the Antarctic to discover the site of Scott's tent, and the resting place of the man she was named after, now under 30 metres of ice.
Dead Men tells the story of two paths. One is a tragic journey of exploration on the world's coldest continent, the other one of present-day passion.
Dead Men explores the weight of the past and the redemptive power of love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 01/03/2012
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780715642962