Very witty, Shaw

From a review in the latest edition of the London Review of Books of Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis:

[George] Finch had not only pioneered the use of oxygen but also designed a down coat as an alternative to the tweed Norfolk jackets that made the Everest party look, to Bernard Shaw, like a ‘Connemara picnic surprised by a snowstorm’.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


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