Skating to Antarctica' is both an intimate memoir and a captivating travelogue of a journey to the bottom of the world.
This strange and brilliant book recounts Jenny Diski's journey to Antarctica last year, intercut with another journey into her own heart and soul...a book of dazzling variety, which weaves disquisitions on indolence, truth, inconsistency, ambiguousness, the elephant seal, Shackleton, boredom and over and over again memory, into a sparse narrative, caustic observation and vivid description of the natural world. While Diski's writing is laconic, her images are haunting.'
Elspeth Barker, Independent on Sunday
Observer - 'Skating to Antarctica is a fascinating, moving account of two voyages . Diski's book shines out for its wit, lack of self-pity and strong interest in
Helen Dunmore, Express - 'A non-fiction masterpiece.'
She - 'This extraordinary account of a journey to the most barren outer reaches of the planet becomes a beautiful, complex symbol: it's a voyage of self-dis