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Lady spy, gentleman explorer: The life of Herbert Dyce Murphy : the most…

by Heather Rossiter

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Biography of spy and Antarctic explorer Herbert Dyce Murphy. Tells of his rejection of his wealthy upbringing in favour of apprenticing himself to a wool clipper and then going whaling in the Arctic. Recounts his time as a spy in drag for British intelligence before World War I and his trip to Antarctica with the Mawson expedition in 1911. Includes photographs, list of expeditioners and ship's officers, glossary, notes on sources and selected bibliography.… (more)
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For Shirley who came Herbert-hunting in the Artic

with me and Robert T who always believed in it and

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Biography of spy and Antarctic explorer Herbert Dyce Murphy. Tells of his rejection of his wealthy upbringing in favour of apprenticing himself to a wool clipper and then going whaling in the Arctic. Recounts his time as a spy in drag for British intelligence before World War I and his trip to Antarctica with the Mawson expedition in 1911. Includes photographs, list of expeditioners and ship's officers, glossary, notes on sources and selected bibliography.

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