'A classic heroic quest ... absolutely fresh and engrossing. Reading the book becomes a kind of quest itself, after which the world will never again look the same'
San Francisco Chronicle
'A vast and beautifully written book ... reads like a wonderful Victorian novel, weaving historical and contemporary dramas with rich sub-plots and vivid descriptions of the harsh landscape'
'A brilliant storyteller, Arthur spins this epic tale of adventure, passion, endurance and courage which has a grip that's impossible to resist'
Woman & Home
'In the dazzling landscape of the highest, driest, coldest place on earth, the detail and descriptions of the ice and the expedition she undertakes on the Scott trail are brilliant ... An excellent read'