Reviews

  • "Thoroughly absorbs the reader. . . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life."

    Sunday Times
  • "[Palin’s] narrative is driven by a deep sympathy for explorers and adventurers, while also being illuminated by flashes of gentle wit . . . It’s a fascinating story that he brings full-bloodedly to life, stripping away the barnacles of the past to reveal the hidden history of a ship."

    Guardian