On the back cover, though, there are a number of quotes, including the following from the Daily Mail:
“Sir Ranulph has earned his place in the heroic roll call of Scott, Shackleton and the rest.”
… I get the idea that the Mail reviewer was struggling to find people to name-drop who were, y’know, British. Hillary and Norgay, Amundsen, and even Columbus spring to mind, and oddly enough I have no problem in doffing my hat (or at the very least touching the brim) to people who’ve achieved things but happen to have been born outside of this sceptred isle.
The Daily Mail, on the other hand…