Great British Adventurers is a fascinating book exploring the extraordinary feats achieved by real adventurers. The book focuses on adventurers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries long before the well-known achievements came about, and although many are not famous compared to the likes of Captain Cook, the British adventurers are of those who made a memorable contribution to the world. Anyone who is interested in great awe-inspiring adventures will definitely count this as a must read.
Nicholas Storey’s overall objective is to renew interest into the lives of some of our real heroes and heroines who provide real inspiration for the younger generation in society nowadays. The book focuses on the likes of Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope the ‘Queen of the Desert’ one of the first independent women who unintentionally made the first archaeological ‘dig’ in the Holy Land. Some of the subjects were very, very good; some of them were very, very bad, but they all shared a rage for life and yet also managed to see beyond themselves and the times in which they lived.
Covering 26 Great British adventurers, each chapter focuses on each individual adventurer, supplying a sufficient amount of information that will allow you to become consumed in their achievements.
After a career in law in London, Nicholas Storey moved to Brazil where he now lives by the sea and writes books; for magazines, and for on-line publications. His recent publications by Pen and Sword inlcude the trilogy of books; A History of Men’s Fashion, A History of Men’s Accessories and A History of Men’s Etiquette.