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The Resource Under a Pole star, Stef Penney

Under a Pole star, Stef Penney

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Under a Pole star
Title
Under a Pole star
Statement of responsibility
Stef Penney
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Language
eng
Summary
Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve. 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. When 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; heroism and lies. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the true leader 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-siecle New York and London, Under a Pole Star 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
Summary
A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of 12 and fell in love with the unforgiving terrain, and, in 1889, despite those who believe that a woman has no place in this harsh world, she heads back to Greenland at the head of a British expedition
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Awards note
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year.
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10576375
Cataloging source
APLS
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Penney, Stef
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Payne, Liane
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True
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  • Explorers
  • Women explorers
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women explorers
  • Geologists
  • Arctic regions
  • Greenland
Target audience
adult
Label
Under a Pole star, Stef Penney
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058906194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
598 pages
Isbn
9781786481160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)961196264
Label
Under a Pole star, Stef Penney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058906194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
598 pages
Isbn
9781786481160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)961196264

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