Cold Burial

Cold Burial : A True Story of Endurance and Disaster

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Over the winter of 1926-27, Jack Hornby led a doomed expedition to the freezing barren lands of the Canadian North-West territories. He took two men with him on the journey, his naive 18-year-old cousin, Edgar Christian and a young friend, Harold Adlard. All three men died of starvation. Two years later a Mounties patrol found their bodies along with a diary left by Christian, the longest-surviving and youngest member of the party. This diary, donated to his school by his grieving parents and discovered half a century later by the author, is at the centre of the book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 12mm | 231g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0140282254
  • 9780140282252

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'Clive Powell-Williams has produced a gripping story whose pathos is only outdone by its morbid fascination.' Daily Mailshow more

Author information

Edgar's diary was donated to his school by his grieving parents. Clive Powell-Williams, a teacher there, discovered the diary half a century later and uncovered the story. This is his first book.show more