Barrow's Boys

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LB011998113020010116

By Fergus Fleming. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk, rather than a ship, but he was fascinated by unexplored territory, and wanted the Navy to fill in the blanks in the map of the world. Samuel West reads the first of five adventures by one of Barrow's boys: a journey up the unexplored Congo. Abridged by Di Speirs.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship (-) but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks in the world's map (1/5).

LB011998113020010116

By Fergus Fleming. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk, rather than a ship, but he was fascinated by unexplored territory, and wanted the Navy to fill in the blanks in the map of the world. Samuel West reads the first of five adventures by one of Barrow's boys: a journey up the unexplored Congo. Abridged by Di Speirs.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship (-) but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks in the world's map (1/5).

LB021998120120010117

By Fergus Fleming. Ross's search for the North-West Passage. Read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and at the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks of the world's map (2/5).

LB021998120120010117

By Fergus Fleming. Ross's search for the North-West Passage. Read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and at the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks of the world's map (2/5).

LB031998120220010118

By Fergus Fleming. The story of 11 months ice-bound in the Arctic. Read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks in the world's map (3/5).

LB031998120220010118

By Fergus Fleming. The story of 11 months ice-bound in the Arctic. Read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks in the world's map (3/5).

LB041998120320010119

By Fergus Fleming. A journey to the heart of Africa, in full naval regalia, read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and at the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks of the world's map (4/5).

LB041998120320010119

By Fergus Fleming. A journey to the heart of Africa, in full naval regalia, read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and at the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks of the world's map (4/5).

LB051998120420010120

By Fergus Fleming. The story of the man who ate his boots, read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks in the world's map (5/5).

LB051998120420010120

By Fergus Fleming. The story of the man who ate his boots, read by Samuel West.

By Fergus Fleming, read by Samuel West. In 1816, John Barrow sailed an Admiralty desk rather than a ship - but he had a dream. He wanted to know what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. Above all, he wanted the British Navy to fill in the blanks in the world's map (5/5).