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Thread #80303   Message #1636934
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
29-Dec-05 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: Happy! - April 16
Subject: RE: Happy! - April 16 (Sir John Franklin)
He was definitely Sir John Franklin, never made a lord. There are two interesting books, one a novel based on Franklin's life and career by German novelist Sten Nadolny, 'Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit' (The Discovery of Slowness - I think it has been translated but I don't know the correct English title). The other one is 'Frozen in Time: the fate of the Franklin expedition' by Owen Beattie and John Geiger who examined the graves of three members of the expedition, with interesting results. Neither book is recent, but both are wotht reading.