By Gavin Francis
A good internet of interconnecting sagas' - The Scotsman 'True North is a wonder-voyage - an immrama - out into the panorama of the northern areas, but additionally into the mindscape of these many travelers who've been drawn irresistibly northwards over the millennia. Fluent, refined, difficult and sometimes attractive, real North stands along Peter Davidson's the assumption of North and Joanna Kavenna's The Ice Museum as an important contemporary addition to the Arctic canon' - Robert Macfarlane 'A deep empathy with the land and its historical past runs like a golden thread via each bankruptcy of precise North.' - Sara Wheeler, The Spectator Gavin Francis is an entire teller of traveller's stories. His nuanced, frequently witty, observations of the folks and areas he encounters suggest real North rather will get below the outside of Europe's magical north' - Sunday bring in The stark, sizeable great thing about the distant Arctic Europe panorama has been the focal point of human exploration for hundreds of thousands of years. during this remarkable combination of shuttle writing, heritage and mythology, Gavin Francis deals a special portrait of the northern fringes of Europe. His trip starts within the Shetland Isles, takes him to the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard and directly to Lapland. Following within the footsteps of the region's early pioneers, Francis observes how the area has tailored to the twenty first century, giving an saw perception into the lives of individuals he encounters alongside the best way. as with any the simplest commute writing, "True North" is an interesting, compassionate story of self-discovery, when mixing historic and modern narratives within the culture of Bruce Chatwin and Robert Macfarlane.