I’ve been trying to get into novel for a few weeks now. But bedtime reading has proved elusive due to a mixture of late nights and fuzzy eyesight, and with the next couple of weeks being On Holiday, I’ve decided to set it to one side for now.
It will stay on the bookshelves though. When I am in the right mood, I’ll pick it up again.
Easy reading chronologically ordered chapters covering the more familiar Artic Explorations including Franklin’s attempt to find the North West Passage and Peary’s claim to have reached the North Pole, and the more unfamiliar such as Andrée’s Artic Expedition by balloon and Amundsen’s by airship, and finishing up with the Artic’s role in World War II and the Cold War.
The book accompanied a BBC2 series and both date from 1998. I can’t find pages for either online.