145 x 224 x 28mm
In the clear, bright Spring of 1926 three Englishmen set off into the remote wilderness of Canada, the Barren Lands. One of them, Jack Hornby, was already a legendary figure. "Hornby of the North" prided himself on his ability to live off the land. He feared the incursion of "the white man" into these beloved open spaces where the caribou and musk oxen migrated in enormous numbers.
'Cold Burial' is the extraordinary and gripping tale of their journey and the idealism and aspirations that lay behind it. Hornby's stamina was quite properly the stuff of legend but unknown to Edgar and Harold he had tested it to the edge in a previous journey into the Barren Lands with Captain James Critchell-Bullock. They had barely survived the winter and both carried lessons from that experience; lessons with quite fatal consequences.
Based on Edgar Christian's heart-rending journal and letters and the writings of Critchell-Bullock, 'Cold Burial' is a haunting and compelling story of obsession, folly and fortitude.