A tense tale of disaster in the Antarctic - perfect fireside reading for cold winter evenings
A 22,000 ton whaling ship steams into a broken plain of white, glimmering ice during the howling fury of an Antarctic gale. What madness drives the ship forwards, deeper and deeper into the ice until its jagged edges hold her fast? Marooned amidst the pitiless, frozen wastes, the crew of the Southern Cross make a desperate attempt to survive against the odds.
“Mr Innes tells his tale with a graphic power... An adventure story indeed, but worth ten of most modern novels”
“The White South will be hard to beat. I can still hear the roar of the ice as the great bergs close in upon those stranded men of the whaling fleet”
Daphne du Maurier, Observer
“Mr. Innes was a marvellous storyteller”
“Mr Innes' work stands in a class by itself”