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Perfect North

Perfect North As explorers and scientists scramble to conquer the North Pole Nils Strindberg with fellow adventurers S A Andree and Knut Fraenkel takes up the challenge Setting flight in a hydrogen balloon

  • Title: Perfect North
  • Author: Jenny Bond
  • ISBN: 9780733629525
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1897 As explorers and scientists scramble to conquer the North Pole, Nils Strindberg, with fellow adventurers S A Andree and Knut Fraenkel, takes up the challenge Setting flight in a hydrogen balloon, Nils leaves his fiance Anna and his brother Erik behind in Stockholm anxiously hoping for his return 1930 When the men s remains are discovered on the frozen island of1897 As explorers and scientists scramble to conquer the North Pole, Nils Strindberg, with fellow adventurers S A Andree and Knut Fraenkel, takes up the challenge Setting flight in a hydrogen balloon, Nils leaves his fiance Anna and his brother Erik behind in Stockholm anxiously hoping for his return 1930 When the men s remains are discovered on the frozen island of Kvit ya, the news makes headlines around the world Brash young journalist Knut Stubbendorff is sent to report from the site and uncovers, among the debris, journals filled with love letters from Nils to Anna Wanting to know about the man who left his love to embark on a journey that was doomed from the start, Stubbendorff is determined to find her but Anna doesn t want to be found In a search that reveals lost loves, deceit and long buried secrets, Stubbendorff discovers a story that has stayed hidden for decades and the people who have been concealing it.

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    1. In 1897 there was a race on to get to the North Pole. Led by S A Andree along with fellow explorers Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel, despite there expedition been generally seen as misguided and expected to end in Tragedy will set off on there journey in a hot air balloon.Moving forward over three decades, in 1930 the remains of the expeditioners have finally been discovered. Journalist Knut Stubbendorf finds letters - that were never sent - that Strindberg wrote to his fiancee Anna. Touched b [...]

    2. Actually gone with four a half stars.This book is based on real events from 1897, when three men set flight in a hydrogen balloon to the North Pole. I knew nothing before reading this book about this historical event and the discovery of the bodies of the three explorers in 1930, so it was interesting to read from that point of view. But it was the story of the brothers Erik and Nils Strindberg and Anna that added that emotional dimension to the story, which takes place over the late 1800s and 1 [...]

    3. Perfect North is a fictional account of events around an intriguing, ill-fated expedition I'd never heard of (and now want to read more about): an 1897 attempt by three Swedish men to reach the North Pole by hot-air balloon. This is an impressive first novel by Jenny Bond and I really enjoyed reading it, though I tend to be frustrated by novels whose characters trap themselves by not speaking, by keeping their thoughts or truths to themselves. (I nearly threw Colm Toibin's Brooklyn across the ro [...]

    4. Based on a true story in late 1800's of a challenge to be the first to the North Pole. In 1930 the remains of this team were discovered on a frozen island and the journals that were found with the remains. Loved everything about this story.

    5. In 1897, S.A Andreé makes his second attempt to use a hot air balloon to reach the Arctic Circle. It is something that he has been working on for years, securing funding and putting together a team to go with him. One failed attempt to get the balloon off the ground didn’t deter him and the second is successful. Andreé takes along with him Nils Strindberg and Knut Frænkel. Nils leaves behind his fianceé Anna and his family in order to achieve greatness by being the first to reach the North [...]

    6. Can you imagine boarding a hot air balloon with the intention of reaching the North pole? Well in 1897 there was such a race to reach the North Pole that three explorers set out to try this alternative method of reaching it, ultimately they would not succeed in overcoming the harsh feat they had set themselves but passion drove them to attempt the impossible, not once but twice. ‘Perfect North’ tells the account of the three Swedish adventurers – Andree, Fraenkel and Nils Strindberg on the [...]

    7. I was a little bit blown away by Perfect North. It's the first novel for its author, Jenny Bond, so I wasn't expecting too much. Instead I discovered a voice and a storytelling ability more mature and exciting than many more experienced authors. This is always very satisfying - to find a new author whose work you can follow. So I look forward to Jenny Bond's next outing in print, which her website says is some time next year.In a nutshell, Perfect North is a story of a tragic balloon expedition [...]

    8. Books inspired by true events I find fascinating as a basis for imagination. As a first book this is an amazing read. The notion of flying to the North Pole in a balloon sounds absurd, but in the late 1800s I guess they thought it might be possible. The characters are well drawn and the discovery 30 years later of the trio's remains who made the attempt, gave a great foil for the 1897 parts of the book.

    9. This historical novel is the first book from Jenny Bond and illuminates a little known expedition to conquer the North Pole by hot-air balloon. Although inspired by true events - the 1897 hydrogen balloon voyage by Swedish explorers S.A Andrée, Knut Frænkel and Nils Strindberg to the North Pole and the discovery of their frozen remains in 1930 – the story is much more focused on the inner life of Strindberg’s fiancée Anna. An intriguing and unusual book.

    10. I just found this book boring and predicticable. I didn't finish it because I could guess the ending.The actual real story behind the book is an interesting one and it probably doesn't need a "made up" story around it to make it interesting. A Pity

    11. I enjoyed the non-fiction part but the fictional side of the story felt too contrived. Despite reading her reasoning for changing the relationships and outcomes I think it would have been less predictable if they had remained truer to real life.

    12. This was a recommendation from a good "reading" friend so it was with some eagerness that I started this novel. Based on the true exploration in a hot air balloon of the Arctic Circle in the late 1890's the writer weaves a good fictional back story that holds your attention till the very end.

    13. An awesome book, given to me by my husband for Christmas. A lovely tale with twists and turns on each of the timelines it is running on. Couldn't put it down.

    14. i enjoyed this book both for the historical aspects and for the way in which Jenny Bond took the outlines of a twisted love story and created an interesting tale about love.

    15. Yes, it has elements of confection, but "Perfect North" is a novel that encourages some of the best in us: love, compassion, and generosity, as it explores the nicest love triangle you'll ever meet.

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