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Over a decade after her exploration of the Antarctic in Terra Incognita, Sara Wheeler uncovers the beautiful, brutal reality of the Arctic.
Sara Wheeler was brought up in Bristol. She read Classics and Modern Languages at Oxford University before embarking on polar explorations. A traveller, journalist and broadcaster, she lives in London with her partner and young son. She is the author of five previous books, including Terra Incognita- Travels in Antarctica, Cherry- A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard and Too Close to the Sun- The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton.
"A wise, provoking and zestful chronicle, poetic, often tragic and always engaging. Wheeler, a prolific raconteur of distant places, has created the finest book on the Arctic since Hugh Brody's The Other Side of Eden" -- Rory MacLean * Sunday Times * "An excellent narrator, intelligent, amusing, poetic and down to earth" -- Fergus Fleming * Literary Review * "Her adventurous spirit, tireless intelligence, and joy shine through...a rare and precious talent" -- Roger Hutchinson * Scotsman * "Beautiful and terrifying" * The Times * "Wheeler's book teaches a lot about what is happening in the far north, which is valuable" -- Kathleen James * Guardian *