• "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