Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) lOthers who wrote reviews of this book seem to adore it I did not It bothered me uite aot to get to the end and to find two of the driving forces behind Lars and Ingrid s actions in the book were completely fictional I get this is a fictional account but completely fabricating their motivations is a bridge too far for me Also I had serious issues with how awful women were to each other It really reinforces the stereotype that women don *T Get Along That *get along don t support each other that they are in constant competition with each other That stereotype is so tired and so wrong I did Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture love the descriptions of Antarctica My fascination with the continent is why I chose this book in the first place and those parts of the book did not disappoint And the encounter Ingrid had with the whale was breathtaking An excellent novel of historical fiction 1930 s funded explorations of theAntarcticaife in Norway and powerful men motivated women who want to achieve the blood and guts of the whaling industryand the power of arge companies After a visit from Jesse to my children s school to talk about "Antarctica I Was Compelled To "I was compelled to her book Chasing the Light Jesse has a way of engaging all ages into her story an This was a fascinating fictional account of the first women to visit Antarctica Long denied inclusion in male dominated excursions to the North and South Poles women eventually ventured to Anctarctica as passengers on the Norwegian whaling fleet In this account Jesse Blackadder imagines what it must have been ike to be a young woman on such a journey In her appendix Blackadder relates what is known of the women Ingrid Christensen wife of whaling king Lars Christensen and her female companions In all Ingrid went on three trips to Antarctica with her husband in the 1930s and her. It's the early 1930s Antarctic open sea whaling is booking and a territorial race for the mysterious continent is in full swingAboard a ship setting sail from Cape Town carrying the Norwegian whaling magnate Lars Christensen are three women Lillemor Rachlew who tricked her way on to the ship and will stop at nothing to be the first woman to.
Characters Chasing the LightMan on Antarctica It depicts the brutality of Antarctica and the whaling practices of the 1930s while still drawing you in with strong characters and a uniue story This is the most beautiful haunting novel about the first women in Antarctica I d really recommend it to anyone who Bulletproof Feathers loves books about forgotten women in history in fact I d recommend it to anyone whooves historical fiction In the 1930 s three women are determined to travel
To The Antarctic Hopingthe Antarctic hoping be the first woman to *set foot there Two employ whatever wiles they can to board the *foot there Two employ whatever wiles they can to board the the third is an unwilling companion The opening chapters introduce us to these WOMEN AFTER A PREFACE BY ANOTHER after a preface by another a chapter about one who was denied the opportunity to travel south Conseuently it took me a while to become absorbed in the book and to differentiate the five women Once aboard their personalities flaws and motivations come into focus Descriptions of the whaling business repulse us as no doubt was intended Having watched whales breach enjoying the freedom of the oceans I can be grateful that this barbaric practice has been curbed and add my voice in protest against continued Japanese slaughter The end chapters are particularly engrossing as the women reach their goal and we see how their Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store lives are changed by the journey Wonderful unputdownable book a novel based on fact The story of 3 women in the 1930 s who for different reasons travel to Antartica hoping to be the first female to put a foot on this new continent These women have very differentives stories personalities The dynamics they bring to a male environment of whaling ships their crews is variable In some way each woman is changed dramatically by this journey The biographical portraits are featured at the end of the book I highly recommend this book. Or the first woman to Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 land on Antarctica None of them expect the outcome and none of them know how they will be changed by their arrivalBased on theittle known true story of the first woman to ever set foot on Antarctica Jesse Blackadder has captured the drama danger and magnetic pull of exploring uncharted places in our world and our min. E Blackadder has condensed this into a single voyage with two of Ingrid s companions on board She imagines the interactions between the three very different women and their reponses to the ong voyage the cold and danger of the ice and the brutality of the whaling they see when their refueling ship docks with the whaling ships There is some beautiful descriptive prose making it possible to imagine the beauty of the ice and the Chicago Architecture (Architecture Urbanism) light but also the brutality of theandscape and the cruelty inherent in whaling A highly recommended fictional view of the history of a group of intrepid women overlooked by history It was true she had found something essential But in finding it she d Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide lost something else The Antarctica of her imagination that mystical wondrous place was gone In its stead was the real Antarctica at once smaller andarger than she d imagined at once wondrous and ordinary It was a place indifferent to humans It was itself no and no ess But all explorations were funded by something Lars had told her than once Ingrid Christensen has waited for twenty years for her husband Lars to meet his promise to take her to Antarctica Twenty years during which Ingrid has given birth to six childr Collecting books on Antarctica is my hobby Have just finished Chasing the Light I thought it the most enjoyable faction read about Antarctica or elsewhere Technically finished Chasing the Light I thought it the most enjoyable faction read about Antarctica or elsewhere Technically crafted via the varied women s viewpoints motives and historic *setting uality characterisation and I d be delighted to recommend it for those attempting new techniues for writing about historical settings *uality characterisation and I d be delighted to recommend it for those attempting new techniues for writing about historical settings my Writing Non Boring Family History workshops But also the mystiue of Antarctica was captured in the emotive passagesA signi Very well written historical fiction based on the ittle known anding of the first wo. Land on Antarctica; Mathilde Wegger a grieving widow who's been forced to join the trip by her calculating parents in aw; and Lars's wife Ingrid Christensen who has onged to travel to Antarctica since she was a girl and has made a daunting bargain with Lars to convince him to take herAs they head south through icy waters the race is on