Under A Pole Star (Paperback)Stef Penney (author)
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It is 1948. The woman dubbed as the ‘Snow Queen’ – in reality elderly explorer Flora Mackie - is en route to the Arctic Circle, seemingly involved in an elaborate publicity stunt. This is, however, more than an exploration into the Arctoc Interior: this is an exploration into the mysteries of her own past.
"It is a tribute to Penney’s superlative descriptive skills that the book’s erotic charge is so startlingly effective, and that her icy landscapes cast such a lasting, almost hallucinatory spell." - The Guardian
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 197 x 142 x 38 mm
"Penney works hard to fill her canvas with colour and conviction." - Sunday Times
"A terrific and beautifully written yarn that will make readers yearn to travel and fall in love in a cold climate." - The Times
"It is a tribute to Penney's superlative descriptive skills that the book's erotic charge is so startlingly effective, and that her icy landscapes cast such a lasting, almost hallucinatory spell. This combination is the true rocket fuel of Under a Pole Star, and what makes it resonate long after the Snow Queen has divulged her long-held secret." - The Guardian
"Curl up with this stunningly evocative tale about an intrepid young female explorer. As immersive as it is mesmerising, this is a novel that you won't ever forget." - Heat
"This . . . powerful drama is played out against a landscape that dominates [Penney's] imagination." - Daily Mail
"A beautifully written tale, elegant and well-observed, full of powerful descriptions of a dazzling landscape" - The Sunday Express
"This is an epic love story set against the forbidding beauty of snow meadows. A perfect winter read." - Red Magazine
"What has marked Penney out from the start is her ability to make her extensive historical research come alive." - The Sunday Herald
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First of all I'd like say that the stark beauty of the Arctic, it's remote, cold unfriendly and also tender beauty is so greatly described in the pages that, this book can literally transports you to that... More
“You'll need a cosy blanket for this one!”
Having a keen interest in the polar extremes, I was excited to give this a read and Penney's descriptions of the Arctic landscape do not disappoint. She shows there is far more to the northern ice cap than a mere... More
I love stories where characters are pitted against extreme weathers so I was keen to get my mittens on this and hunker down with some brandy & Kendall's Mint Cake (courtesy of Quercus thank you very much)... More
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