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  • This wonderfully readable and rollicking story of adventure and scientific exploration is as gripping as any novel. Full of big ideas and even bigger personalities, it's a book that sparkles with intelligence and wit

    Alex Preston, author and journalist
  • Crane has a rare knack for showing people things they really ought to see across space and time without them having to get out of their chair. Latitude applies his trademark blend of pace, rigour and attention to enticing detail, in order to fill in a key segment of historical and geographical knowledge

    Joe Smith, director of The Royal Geographic society
  • Latitude is a thrilling story of courage, survival and science. It's an extraordinary, visceral and vivid read

    Geographical Magazine
  • A story for our times

    Eastern Daily Press
  • An amazing story

    Jeremy Vine

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