Stef Penney - Under A Pole Star (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Action, Adventure & Western
- Published : 2016 (Quercus)
- ISBN : 9781786481191
- SKU : B002141
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Shortlisted For The Costa Novel Award 2017.
Sometimes you have to travel to the farthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it . . .
A panoramic historical epic and an unforgettable love story from the author of The Tenderness of Wolves, for fans of Kristin Hannah, Sarah Perry, Donna Tartt and Barbara Kingsolver.
A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve.
Years later, in 1892, determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland as a scientist at the head of a British expedition, defying the expectations of those who believe a woman has no place in that harsh world.
Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition. Jakob and Flora's paths cross. It is a fateful meeting, where passion and ambition collide and an irresistible attraction is born.
The violent extremes of the north obsess them both: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows, and the strange, maddening pull it exerts on the people trying to make their mark on its vast expanses - a pursuit of glory whose outcome will reverberate for years to come.
"The narration of place is fantastic and the story is gripping."
". . . it's hard to beat a well-researched novel about explorers in wild places." - Library Thing Reviews.
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