In The Magnetic North we follow in the (snowshoe-clad) footsteps Sara Wheeler as she contours anticlockwise around the globe, from Chukotka to Solovki, taking the Arctic Circle as her guide. En route, she shows us the impact that competition for natural resources has had, and continues to have, on the countries and communities that cluster around the North Pole.
In the chapter ‘Beautiful routes to knowledge’, I bookmarked page 154 which tells us that nuannaarpoq is the Inuit for “to take extravagant pleasure in being alive”. What a fine phrase for a personal motto.
Another fab Frinton find, this time in the British Heart Foundation shop (which always has a good stock of second hand books).
Publisher page: The Magnetic North: Travels in the Arctic – Sara Wheeler