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Choked written by Tania Carver performed by Martyn Waites on CD (Abridged)

Choked written by Tania Carver performed by Martyn Waites on CD (Abridged)£4.99  -  £9.99

'I have something you've lost,' the voice said. 'Your daughter.' He will threaten her. The honeymoon is over for newlywed criminologist Marina Esposito. Her house is in flames. Her cop husband is in a coma. Her baby daughter is missing. And then her phone rings . . .

Everest - The First Ascent written by Harriet Tuckey performed by Sandra Duncan on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781448179701
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Biography
Duration:  870 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Harriet Tuckey
Narrator 1:  Sandra Duncan
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Winner of the outstanding general sports writing award, British Sports Book Awards, Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize, Winner of the Mountain Wilderness Prize, Bannff Festival Winner of the Tony Lothian Award - A brilliant and insightful listen!

For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest – The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed.

A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbers’ attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their equipment, fluid intake and acclimatisation. Yet, far from receiving the acclaim he was due, he was met with suspicion and ridicule.

His scientific contributions were, quite simply, at odds with old-fashioned notions of derring-do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport. Later in his career, his impact in helping athletes enhance their performance lasts to this day in the fields of cycling, swimming and running.

This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled, abrasive, yet brilliant. Eight years in the writing, closely researched, and told with unflinching honesty by Pugh’s daughter, Harriet Tuckey, Everest – The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely hero.

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