A-Z of reviews by Author


Alexander, CarolineMrs Chippy’s Last Expedition 1914 – 1915

Arthur, ElizabethAntarctic Navigation

Atwood, Margaret MaddAddam

Avery, TomPole Dance


Bainbridge, Beryl According to Queeney

The Birthday Boys

The Dressmaker

Baring-Gould, SabineA Book of Ghosts

Barker, Pat Life Class

– Toby’s Room

Barrett, Andrea – The Voyage of the Narwhal

Bartram, R.L. – Dance The Moon Down

Birch, Carol – Jamrach’s Menagerie

Blacker, TerenceThe Twyning

Bowles, Jane  – Two Serious Ladies

Brockmeier, Kevin – The Brief History of the Dead

Burt, JonathanRat

Byatt, A.S.The Children’s Book

Byrd, Admiral Richard E.Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure


Carroll, LauraThe Baby Matrix

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley – The Worst Journey in the World

Chevalier, TracyFalling Angels

Chiaki, Kawamata – Death Sentences

Collins, Wilkie – Armadale

My Lady’s Money


Darby, KatyThe Whore’s Asylum

Darrieussecq, Marie – White

De Bernieres, LouisNotwithstanding

DeLillo, Don White Noise

Diski, Jenny Skating to Antarctica

Dudman, ClareOne Day The Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead

Dunmore, HelenThe Greatcoat



Fforde, JasperOne Of Our Thursdays is Missing

Fortier, Dominique On the Proper Use of Stars


Gaiman, NeilThe Ocean at the End of the Lane

Golding, William Close Quarters (Sea Trilogy 2)

– Fire Down Below (Sea Trilogy 3)

– Rites of Passage (Sea Trilogy 1)

Greenway, AliceWhite Ghost Girls

Grenville, KateThe Lieutenant


Harding, GeorginaPainter of Silence

 – The Solitude of Thomas Cave

Harris, JaneGillespie and I

 – The Observations

Hawthorne, NathanielThe Scarlet Letter

Herbert, KariPolar Wives

Hill, Susan The Woman in Black

Hooper, MeredithThe Longest Winter: Scott’s Other Heroes

 – The Pole Seekers


Ivey, EowynThe Snow Child


Jensen, CarstenWe, The Drowned

Johnson, Mat  – Pym

Jones, SusannaWhen Nights Were Cold

Jose, Nicholas The Rose Crossing


Kavan, AnnaIce

Keneally, ThomasVictim of the Aurora

Kunzru, Hari Transmission

Kurkov, AndreyDeath and the Penguin


Le Guin, Ursula K. The Compass Rose

Lovecraft, H.P. The Complete Collection


Malki! DavidDispatches from Wondermark Manor, the Compleat Trilogy

Mantel, Hilary – Beyond Black

Bring Up The Bodies

Melville, HermanMoby Dick, or The White Whale

Miller, A.D.Snowdrops

Miller, AndrewPure

Mitchell, David – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

Mitchell, MargaretGone With The Wind

Moore, AlisonThe Lighthouse

Morgenstern, Erin The Night Circus

Morrison, Blake The Justification of Johan Gutenberg

Mundy, RobynThe Nature of Ice

Murakami, HarukiAfter the Quake

 – 1Q84: Books One and Two

IQ84 Book Three


Naslund, Sena JeterAhab’s Wife

Niven, LarryThe Magic Goes Away

North, Ryan (ed) Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die


Okri, BenThe Famished Road


Patchett, AnnState of Wonder

Paver, MichelleDark Matter

Perkins, EmilyNot Her Real Name

Pierce, RichardDead Men

Poe, Edgar AllanThe Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Pratchett, Terry The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Priest, ChristopherThe Prestige



Radcliffe, Ann The Italian

Riffice, John PhilipDog and Butterfly: Letters Home

Roberts, DavidAlone On The Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

Rogan, CharlotteThe Lifeboat


Sackville, AmyThe Still Point

SakiThe Best of Saki

Savage, Sam Firmin

Scott, Captain Robert FalconThe Voyage of the Discovery

Seaver, George‘Birdie Bowers of the Antarctic’

Shriver, LionelDouble Fault

-So Much For That

Simmons, Dan – The Abominable


The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion series 2)

 – Hyperion (Hyperion series 1

The Terror

Slovo, GillianIce Road

Smith, Clark AshtonThe Emperor of Dreams: The Lost Worlds Of

Smith, MichaelAn Unsung Hero: Tom Crean – Antarctic Survivor


Tartt, Donna The Little Friend

Tremain, RoseThe Cupboard

Trollope, Anthony The Warden




Waugh, Evelyn Brideshead Revisited

Wells, H.G.- The History of Mr. Polly


Wheeler, Sarah Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica

Williams, Isobel. E. – With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson, Explorer, Naturalist, Artist

Worsley, KateShe Rises



Yamada, TaichiStrangers

Young, LouisaA Great Task of Happiness: The Life of Kathleen Scott



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