Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (Paperback)
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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 01/05/2008
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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.

'Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling' - Time Out

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340951699
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 307 g
Dimensions: 203 x 159 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Rip-roaringly readable * Guardian *
Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling * Time Out *
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, New Statesman Books of the Year *
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. * Spectator *
enthralling * Independent *

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“Awe inspiring”

This book will probably make you want to do one of two things.

A).Stay away from the cold and wet
or
B). Develop a sudden urge to head to the poles or climb a mountain.

The book will however, leave you with an open... More

Paperback edition
3rd January 2011
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“Mad Bad And Dangerous To Know”

Fantastic book and a great read and also a great insight to an amazing man

Paperback edition
6th January 2014
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“Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know”

This book is excellent. A fantastic account of human endeavour.

Paperback edition
9th December 2008
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