WINNER OF BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS’ BEST NARRATIVE AWARD
John Harrison’s Forgotten Footprints is the untold story of the sailors, sealers and eccentrics who discovered the last continent: Antarctica.
A thrilling record of lost triumph and tragedy, a saga of adventure and ambition against all odds, and a compelling insight into extraordinary personalities and the times that shaped them, Forgotten Footprints captures the fascination of this most extreme,
mysterious and beautiful of environments in John Harrison’s characteristically vivid and affecting prose.
‘Whether you’re contemplating a visit to Antarctica or are simply an armchair traveller, Forgotten Footprints is a perfect introduction to the history of our human relationship with the last great wilderness.’
– Suzy Ceulan Hughes, GWALES
‘His approach is thorough and his excitement contagious...’
– The Independent on Sunday
‘100% the best Antarctic book I have ever read.’
– Robert Swan, OBE
John Harrison comes from a line of aviators and seafarers. He began travel writing after a life-changing trip to Antarctica. Cloud Road won the Wales Book of the Year Award in 2011. He also won the inaugural Alexander Cordell Travel Writing Competition in 2004, and again in 2006. John is a frequent reviewer for New Welsh Review and the Mail on
Sunday, and has written for Planet and the Daily Telegraph.