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John Harrison

Forgotten Footprints

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Winner of Creative Non-Fiction Wales Book of the Year 2013

Forgotten Footprints: Lost stories in the discovery of Antarctica tells the story of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea: the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John Harrison has visited the Antarctic over 40 times, where he works as a guide and lectures on adventure cruise ships. Here he offers a selection of highly readable anecdotal accounts of the merchantmen, navy men, sealers, whalers, and aviators who, along with scientists and adventurers, drew the first ghostly maps of the white continent.

This beautiful hardback edition includes full colour photographs taken by John on his travels.

‘Slowly in my life, I have learned that I was born to be a wanderer.  It has simply taken time to lose the
fear, and do it...’  From John Harrison’s Cloud Road

Author Bio

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.