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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
Ranulph Fiennes

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : May 15, 2008
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 416
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340951699
Price : 899

About the book

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 autobiography 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. His most recent challenge was scaling the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the world. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour. husband cheated on me men having affairs My boyfriend cheated on me


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enthralling
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.'
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.'
Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling'
Rip-roaringly readable'
     
Ranulph Fiennes
A former member of the SAS, Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles on land. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the...(+)
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