This Everlasting Silence

This Everlasting Silence : The Love Letters of Paquita Delprat and Douglas Mawson, 1911-1914

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Dark-eyed beauty, Paquita Delprat and dashing explorer Douglas Mawson became engaged on the eve of his 1911 Antarctic expedition. Mawson was to be away for fifteen months, and their life together would begin after this long separation. But the trek was a disaster. Two men perished and Mawson staggered back to the base only to find that the waiting Aurora had given up and set sail literally hours before. Mawson's return was delayed another full year, stretching the lovers' endurance to the limit. This intimate, unusual collection of the letters Paquita and Douglas wrote to one another tells a romantic story. ""This Everlasting Silence"" sheds light on previously unknown aspects of Sir Douglas Mawson's life and will appeal greatly to both scholars and general readers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 185.4 x 15.2mm | 249.48g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 16 pp b&w images
  • 0522851916
  • 9780522851915
  • 798,531

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"Nancy Robinson Flannery has done a fine job of editing these unabridged letters. They make poignant reading and are a reminder that even heroes suffer the same doubts and frailties as the rest of us." --"Australian Book Review"show more

About Paquita Delprat

Nancy Robinson Flannery's late husband, Dr Alick Whittle, was a student and protege of Sir Douglas Mawson in the 1930s. Nancy has been a radio journalist, an editor, a columnist, a tutor in communications skills and freelance journalism, a consultant for the National Film and Sound Archive and a Valuer for the Tax Incentive for the Arts Scheme. She was executive editor for Nadjuri Publishers, and has written and edited a number of books. She is now an independent researcher, writer and compulsive gardener.show more

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