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One Woman's Arctic

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 222 pages
Published January 1st 1972 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Feb 04, 2012 Rebecka rated it really liked it
This is perhaps not the kind of book you can't put down, and it did actually take me half a year to read it, but in the end I did really like it. It is beautifully written and gives a very interesting introduction to Eskimo society, without any pretense at being exhaustive. It's full of details on arctic nature and life. I just wished she would have written more about the language!
Tiffany
As a nostalgia read, this was very enjoyable for me. I'm not sure this book would be widely appealing unless you're as fascinated by the Arctic and the history of polar exploration as I am. The book isn't about exploration per se, it's more of a "stranger encountering other culture" book. Enjoyable overall for me.
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Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, (11 May 1918 – 20 April 1984) was an English novelist.

Born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the United Kingdom, she attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, with whom she had three children. During World War II she worked as a volunteer ambulance driver. In 1951 she emi
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