About this book
The story of Francis's obsession with the continent of Antarctica, and a joyous paean to the emperor penguins that inspire and reassure him. An evocative and enchanting narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world.
The author fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the base-camp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. This book tells the story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him.
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