The White Darkness

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Introspective 14-year-old Symone is obsessed with Antarctica and with suave Captain 'Titus' Oates, who perished on Scott's expedition to the South Pole but remains very much alive in her imagination.

Sym's 'Uncle' Victor, similarly enthralled by the polar wilderness, takes her on a journey to the land of ice that soon turns into a nightmare of madness and death.

The White Darkness is Geraldine McCaughrean's first novel since Not the End of the World won the Whitbread Children's Book Award. A gripping adventure that explores the far reaches of the imagination, it is as original and as full of beautiful prose as we have come to expect from this very fine writer.

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