Second edition hardback/paperback now available

The Quest Chronicle

The Quest expedition has long lain in the shadow of Shackleton’s other exploits and is only fleetingly mentioned in the biographies of Sir Ernest Shackleton. This account sets out the events that occurred before, during and after the voyage, told through the words of the protagonists with their letters, logs and diaries, many of which have not been previously published.

Second edition hardback and paperback

Published in February 2023, this edition is essentially the same as the first edition, with 410 pages containing many rarely seen images, insightful footnotes, a bibliography, reference section and an extensive index. Note the hardback does not come with a dust jacket.

ISBN 978-1913719715

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Limited first edition published September 2022

Limited first edition published September 2022
500 copies, signed by the author and numbered
408 pages
Hardback with a dust jacket
Over 100 illustrations, many rare images
Fully Indexed and referenced
ISBN 978-1-913719-72-2

The Quest Chronicle is published and distributed by Goldcrest books

We Are All Flourishing

The Letters and Diary of Captain Walter Coats JJ MC 1914-1919

There have been moments during the last week or so when I had grave doubts as to whether I should see tomorrow’

Compiled from letters home and a diary written in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, We Are All Flourishing is a remarkable and moving first-hand account of one man’s service during 1914-19. Walter Coats was an officer with the 9th Highland Light Infantry, the “Glasgow Highlanders”.