Gavin Francis, author of ‘Empire Antarctica’, at Central Library

“Empire Antarctica” is the embodiment of everything I admire in travel writing – a great journey, intense isolation, wide reading, vivid writing, scientific research, and something in the nature of an old-fashioned ordeal. I loved this book” – Paul Theroux

“A beautiful hymn to limitless solitude…  His bracing year spent among emperor penguins presents an ordeal that is also a joy. And it’s beautifully written on every page” – Tom Adair, Scotsman Books of the Year.

Empire Antarctica is a stunning book which recounts what it’s like to be a doctor in the last great wilderness on earth.

Its author, Gavin Francis, will be talking about the book at a special free Book Week Scotland event at Edinburgh Central Library on Saturday 29th November at 2.30pm.

Don’t miss this. Book your place now.

Visit Book Week Scotland to find out about other events, promotions and activities.


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