Chatto and Windus
This is a book which goes far beyond marvelling at the life of penguins or even the dazzling world of Antarctic ice. Gavin Francis willingly signed up for prolonged winter seclusion in that world, and came to learn about it, and himself, more than he could have imagined. And he writes about it sparely, knowledgably, beautifully. You can picture the empire for yourself every page.