The Explorer's Daughter

The Explorer's Daughter : A Young Englishwoman Rediscovers Her Arctic Childhood

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For the first two years of her life, Kari Herbert lived with her mother and father, the explorer Sir Wally Herbert, among the Inuit people in the vast snowy wastes of the High Arctic. Her first words were Inuktun, her first friends, the children of hunters, and the pull of the place and its people lured the family back several times during her childhood. Then in 2002 she returned to the Arctic alone. "The Explorer's Daughter" tells the story of her return to this place of savage beauty, where her childhood friends still hunt with ferocious huskies and eat bloody whale meat; and where she rediscovers a compelling world where light and darkness dominate life, and where past and present uneasily coexist.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • 0141011491
  • 9780141011493

About Kari Herbert

Kari Herbert was born in 1970. She is a travel writer and photographer and has contributed to several British newspapers and magazines including the Sunday Times, the Independent and the Observer and has had two solo exhibitions of her photography. She is currently at work on her next book, The Heroes Heart: The Women Behind Polar Explorers. She lives in London.
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