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A TRULY INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM
The widely-awaited Dictionary of Falklands Biography (encompassing South Georgia), supervised by a distinguished Editorial Board led by JCS member David Tatham CMG, Governor of the Falkland Islands from 1992-1995, has now been completed and is with the printer.
It is published in hardback and will be available and on sale from June 2009.
The Dictionary is a handsome and substantial publication - 576 pages long, with 360 illustrations, many of them in full colour. The 400 meticulously researched biographical entries include Captain John Davis, Richard Hawkins, Captain Cook, T.G.T. von Bellingshausen, James Weddell, Sir James Clark Ross, Charles Darwin, Otto Nordenskjöld, Carl Anton Larsen, Søren Berntsen, Bernt Sørensen, F. D. Omanney and Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The list of some 170-plus contributors includes JCS illuminati Harold Briley, Robert Burton, Patrick Fagan, Alan Gurney, Robert Headland, Keith Holmes, Peter Pepper, Ann Savours, Alexandra Shackleton, Nigel Sitwell, Charles Swithinbank, Ronnie Spafford, David Tatham, David Taylor and Peter Wordie.
Cornelia Lüdecke of Hamburg University supplies scholarly pieces on Wilhelm Filchner, H.W. Klutschak, Ludwig Kohl-Larsen and C.W.O. Schrader; and Carlos Novi several insightful studies of Hispanic and South American connections with the Falklands. Stephen Palmer covers, among others, Governor William Allardyce. Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith offers valuable articles on John Blyth, RS Boumphrey, Duncan Carse and WG Richards and from the pen of the 2nd Earl Jellicoe came a valuable portait of his friend Edward, Lord Shackleton, son of the explorer, whose centenary falls in July 2011. The Editor himself from his wide experience furnishes some 60 enlightening articles and collaborates on five others.
The cost of this very handsome dictionary in hardback is £33 plus £9 p&p = £42 in the UK; 62 Euros, including postage, in Europe; and $100, including surface mail postage, in the United States, Australia and South America.
The Dictionary is a crucial and outstanding contribution to Falkland Island studies, with which Ernest Shackleton and his son the late Lord Shackleton were closely associated, and can be ordered direct from the Editor using the order form linked to below.