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Skating To Antarctica

Jenny Diski

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

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

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Praise for Skating To Antarctica

  • 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

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Jenny Diski

Jenny Diski was born in 1947 in London where she has lived most of her life. She recently moved to Cambridge. She is the author of eight novels and an acclaimed memoir and her journalism has appeared in the Mail on Sunday, the Observer and the London Review of Books, amongst others.

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