"Accomplishes what only the best biographies can" (The Times
"Beautiful...written with unfailing eloquence and grace, and great admiration for its subject" (Independent
"Brilliantly succeeds not only in brining this modest man disarmingly to life but also in recreating the England of his time and social setting...a formidable accomplishments" (Sunday Telegraph
"Beautifully written... Wheeler's vocabulary to evoke this luminous and cruel continent appears limitless" (New York Times
"With this wonderful biography Sara Wheeler has now vaulted into the front rank of modern British writers...this volume is so much more than a story of one remarkable man. It is among other things an exploration of the mind, a tour through the notions of national identity and pride, and a celebration of the tensile strength of the human spirit" (Simon Winchester)
A brilliant biography of the youngest member of Captain Scot's final expedition to the Antarctic.