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'Shackleton's Journey'

'Shackleton's Journey'

'Working on a book for The Folio Society is always a great creative experience … Shackleton’s Boat Journey was no different; it made a great impression on me. It's an amazing example of what the human spirit is capable of when facing the enormity of natural forces.

[In my work] I wanted to capture the icy Antarctic colour palette and the terrifying extent of the waves. The scale of their suffering and the terror of the ‘roaring grey green seas that towered over us’ is almost beyond belief. My hope is that the cover image captures the drama, intensity and energy – the power of the sea. I’d like the reader to look at the cover and instantly feel a little scared. It’s an incredible adventure story, and a privilege to work on.'

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