The Resource Under a pole star, Stef Penney

Under a pole star, Stef Penney

Label
Under a pole star
Title
Under a pole star
Statement of responsibility
Stef Penney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve, and fell in love with the land and people of the far north. In 1889, the whaler's daughter from Dundee - dubbed by the press 'The Snow Queen' - sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously but determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition, despite the many who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition, led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. Jakob and Flora's paths cross. It is a fateful meeting. All three become obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; warring egos and consuming passion; nobility and lies. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the true hero of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come. Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland, and fin-de-siècle New York and London, this is a compelling look at the dark side of the 'golden age' of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the furthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it."--Back cover
Awards note
Costa Novel Award, Shortlist 2017.
Cataloging source
D8D
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Under a pole star, Stef Penney
Label
Under a pole star, Stef Penney
Publication
Copyright
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • cri
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn962286329
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=nlonzsd&isbn=9781786481177&upc=&oclc=/LC.JPG
Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
598 p.
Isbn
9781786481177
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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