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By Lynn Barber

Whilst the journalist Lynn Barber used to be sixteen, she was once picked up at a bus-stop by means of an enticing older guy who drew up in his activities vehicle - and her existence used to be nearly wrecked. A shiny convinced lady, heading in the right direction to visit Oxford, she started a dating which, particularly, used to be inspired through her traditional, suburban mom and dad and which took her into the louche, semi-criminal international of west London simply because the Nineteen Sixties begun. break beckoned, till someday she made a huge discovery. "An Education", the outlet piece of this attention-grabbing memoir, was once hugely praised whilst first released in "Granta" journal, and is at the moment being filmed by means of the BBC with a Nick Hornby script.

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The multitude of these morses that were afterwards found heaped toge- SECT. ] GREENLAND SEA. 19 ther on the shores and the surrounding ice of this island is almost incredible ; but anything may be believed of the fecundity of Spitzbergen, and its contiguous islands, in all varieties of the animal creation, after reading the interesting and instructive narrative of Captain Beechey. We kept so far from the shore, that we saw very few of the bears, foxes, or walruses, or of the herds of rein-deer that browse on the shores and low islands of Spitzbergen; but since the discoveries that have been made and published by the late Northern voyagers, the little that could now be said on a whaling voyage, made nearly seventy years ago, would afford neither novelty nor amusement, and therefore to the fishery I shall chiefly confine myself.

The multitude of these morses that were afterwards found heaped toge- SECT. ] GREENLAND SEA. 19 ther on the shores and the surrounding ice of this island is almost incredible ; but anything may be believed of the fecundity of Spitzbergen, and its contiguous islands, in all varieties of the animal creation, after reading the interesting and instructive narrative of Captain Beechey. We kept so far from the shore, that we saw very few of the bears, foxes, or walruses, or of the herds of rein-deer that browse on the shores and low islands of Spitzbergen; but since the discoveries that have been made and published by the late Northern voyagers, the little that could now be said on a whaling voyage, made nearly seventy years ago, would afford neither novelty nor amusement, and therefore to the fishery I shall chiefly confine myself.

I could no longer bear the idea of being burdensome to my parents ; besides, a life spent in idleness and inactivity would be, to me, a life of misery. While pondering over various plans of pro- SECT. ] VOYAGE TO GREENLAND. 17 ceeding, there happened at this time to arrive from the West Indies a gentleman of the name of Potts, a relation of Mrs. Walker, whose health had suffered much from the climate. He was in partnership with some Liverpool merchants concerned in the Greenland whale fishery, and having consulted Dr.

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