Synopses & Reviews
Flamingo B format edition of this literary novel based around the Victorian obsession with mapping and classification - which even extended to the inhospitable environment of the icy Arctic. A tale of endeavour and polar peril which tells the story of a nineteenth century Arctic expedition and of the women who were left behind.
This is the story of a scientific expedition to the Arctic in 1855 and the women the explorers left behind. It portrays a Victorian society obsessed with mapping and classifying everything, where the emancipation of women and the evolution of species are the next great revolutions.