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This is the first full-length collection of short stories by travel writer and master of mountain literature Jim Perrin. Mystery, romanticism and tragedy abound in these four fictional tales, beginning with the title story, which reimagines the fated Franklin Expedition to the Arctic in 1845 as an eco-fable for our times.
“He deserves to be recognised as the most singular, and the most outstanding, prose writer of present-day Wales.”
– M Wynn Thomas, New Welsh Review
Jim Perrin is a rock climber and acclaimed travel writer, contributing to the Guardian (including its Country Diary), the Telegraph and several climbing magazines. He has twice won the Boardman Tasker Prize. His recent books include West: A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss (Atlantic, 2011; ISBN 9781843546122), Snowdon (Gomer, 2012; ISBN 9781843235743) and Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration (Hutchinson, 2013; ISBN 9780091795467). He lives in France but regularly returns to his beloved Wales.