Shackleton Centenary Expedition

Tim's 1lb Luxury Item July 12 2007

It turns out that we are allowed to take 1lb in weight (that's around 400g for all you metric people out there) as luxury items - something to help the long, ice-cold, windy, interminably bright (24 hour sunshine), barren, featureless Antarctic days go by a little easier (is it too late to change my mind I wonder?)

Anyway, it's something that I have spent some time thinking about (my luxury item that is, not quitting although that thought is beginning to sound more appealing) and I can't decide. Henry Adams' chair in his article "top ten things to take to the pole" looks pretty tempting. I have decided however, that I want to take a book as I'm not up with the times enough to own one of those 'i-pod' things that everyone has nowadays, but I don't know what book to take.

The thought of reading Shakespeare on the ice was appealing for all of 3 seconds, so I need some help - what should I take to read when I'm down there?

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