‘The novel alleviates a hungry appetite’
Expedition photographer, Frank Hurley - The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917. Hurley was among a group of 28 men whose ship, The Endurance, was trapped and crushed in sea ice. The men spent 19 months stranded in the most hostile environment on earth, yet all of them survived. They would often read excerpts from books to one another describing food or feasting. Homer’s Iliad was a particular favourite among the men.