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  • 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

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