The Solitude of Thomas Cave

The Solitude of Thomas Cave

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It is August 1616, the whaling ship Heartsease has ventured deep into the Arctic, but the crew must return home before the ice closes in. All, that is, save Thomas Cave. He makes a wager that he will remain there alone until the next season, though no man has yet been known to have survived a winter this far north. So he is left with provisions, shelter, and a journal - should he not live to tell the taleshow more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 18mm | 140.61g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747594457
  • 9780747594451
  • 626,407

About Georgina Harding

Georgina Harding is the author of two works of non-fiction: Tranquebar: A Season in South India and In Another Europe. This is her first novel. She lives in London and Colchester, more

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'Harding's exquisite novel is a masterpiece ... a profound meditation on survival, atonement and faith' Daily Telegraph 'Outstanding ... Thomas Cave's ordeal should hold readers fast in an icy grip' Independent 'A haunting, beautifully written first novel, this tale lingers in the back of your mind long after you have finished it' Harper's Bazaar 'A wonderfully well-written story ... At a time when faith of any description seems unfashionable, Harding's parable is a haunting reminder of where we went wrong' Independent on Sundayshow more

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375 ratings
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5 19% (72)
4 42% (156)
3 28% (106)
2 9% (33)
1 2% (8)
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