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The White Darkness


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David Grann is the author of the Number One international bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, THE LOST CITY OF Z and THE WAGER. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON was shortlisted for the CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and won an Edgar Allan Poe Award. He is also the author of THE WHITE DARKNESS and the collection THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES. Grann’s storytelling has garnered several honours including a George Polk Award. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, New York.


‘Will inspire some, just as it frightens others… the story of what addiction can do to you: addiction to a place, to suffering and to the heroic idea of what it meant to be British’
*Evening Standard*

'History tends to favour Captain Scott's polar legend, but Worsley preferred Shackleton... Worsley makes it to Shackleton's mark and the pole beyond, then returns twice more, including an attempted solo crossing... For a lesson in tenacity, it's up there'
*Strong Words magazine*

‘Grann’s ability and eye for detail have crafted a fine and moving tale’
*Explorers Web*

‘Grann is a New Yorker staff writer to be reckoned with... Tones of Mailer and Hemingway gust through the book as Grann tells the story of his hero… The greatness of Worsley’s courage, and the descriptions of his family and friends, are truly moving’
*The Spectator*

‘Worsley had immense courage, a lovable, almost boyish sense of adventure, and his family felt huge pride in him, as did the British nation’
*Daily Mail*

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