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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

‘Always the leader and always the best’ Bear Grylls

‘Fiennes has so much to fit in, it’s a wonder to grasp the full breadth of a lifetime of adventuring’ – Compass Magazine

‘Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling’ – Time Out

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on Earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond.

In his bestselling autobiography, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both Poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole – the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life.

And now the extraordinary life story of the world’s greatest living explorer is re-published to celebrate his 75th birthday, with two new chapters to bring his story up to date – telling of more mountains climbed, including his ascent to the top of Mount Everest, and even more extraordinary and risky adventures.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Autobiography: General

On Sale: 23rd January 2020

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781529335507

Reviews

Rip-roaringly readable
<i>Guardian</i>
It is lively and vivid, and often exciting as we anticipate each plunge into deadly Arctic waters. There are some wonderful throwaway lines . . . So, not an alien species after all but - as they say - a national treasure.
<i>Spectator</i>
It's exhausting just reading about his exploits, so it is a perfect bedtime book. It's delightful to plump up one's duck-down pillows while vicariously enduring Fiennes's successive plunges into the deadly waters of the Artcic, and his festering crotch-rot.
Helena Drysdale, <i>New Statesman</i> Books of the Year
enthralling
<i>Independent</i>
Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling
<i>Time Out</i>

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