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Tom Avery - Author

About the Author

Tom Avery was born and raised in London in a very large, very loud family, descendants of the notorious pirate Henry Avery. He trained as a teacher and has worked with children in inner city schools in London and Birmingham.

Tom lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two sons.

Click here to read The English Association's interview with Tom.

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Too Much Trouble (PDF)

Too Much Trouble (PDF)

Author: Tom Avery Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

To the End of the Earth The Race to Solve Polar Exploration's Greatest Mystery

To the End of the Earth The Race to Solve Polar Exploration's Greatest Mystery

Author: Tom Avery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

The electrifying true story of a race against time to solve the greatest mystery of polar exploration. Facing some of the most hostile terrain on the planet, how did Arctic pioneer Robert Peary travel 413km in just 37 days to reach the North Pole with only dogs and wooden sleds as his transportation? 100 years later, British explorer Tom Avery and his team set themselves against the elements to recreate Peary's journey, risking their lives to break the record and rewrite history. 'Avery's account of his remarkable journey is gripping stuff' - Daily Telegraph 'Quite breathtaking'- Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'To the End of the Earth is not just about human endurance: in an extraordinary way it's also about re-defining history.' - Dame Ellen MacArthur

To the End of the Earth

To the End of the Earth

Author: Tom Avery Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2009

April 2009 is the one-hundredth anniversary of perhaps the greatest controversy in the history of exploration. Did U.S. Naval Commander Robert Peary and his team dogsled to the North Pole in thirty-seven days in 1909? Or, as has been challenged, was this speed impossible, and was he a cheat? In 2005, polar explorer Tom Avery and his team set out to recreate this 100-year-old journey, using the same equipment as Peary, to prove that Peary had indeed done what he had claimed and discovered the North Pole. Navigating treacherous pressure ridges, deadly channels of open water, bitterly cold temperatures, and traveling in a similar style to Peary's with dog teams and replica wooden sledges bound together with cord, Avery tells the story of how his team covered 413 nautical miles to the North Pole in thirty-six days and twenty-two hours-some four hours faster than Peary. Weaving fascinating polar exploration history with thrilling extreme adventure, this is Avery's story of how he and his team nearly gave their lives proving Peary told the truth.

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