I would have pounced on this book when I was a boy. There was a period when I was around 9 and 10 that all I borrowed from the library in Wembley were books that told stories about explorers. True stories told in the style of adventures, just like this book.
In the centre there are eight pages of black-and-white photos. The frontispiece maps and character identification illustration is by Sarah Lippett.
The author’s previous book, Into The White, was about Captain Scott.
This title publishes September 2019.