MSt alumna Katherine MacInnes publishes new book, Snow Widows

Snow Widows mines never-before-seen archive material to reconstruct the lives of five women – wives, mothers and sisters of the men participating in Robert Falcon Scott’s polar expedition – MSt alumna Katherine MacInnes offers a fresh and utterly different perspective on the race to the South Pole.

Sara Wheeler in The Spectator writes that MacInnes, ‘has produced an elegant, densely textured work, like a tapestry … Snow Widows is a welcome contribution to polar studies and to the popular new genre examining the women left behind. They were only left behind in a geographical sense, after all; their inner lives were as richly complicated – as well as perhaps as unknowable – as those of their frozen-bearded menfolk.

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