Fatal Journey

June 18, 2009 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Layout 1Great press set up by my colleague Shona Cook for Peter Mancall’s riveting book about Henry Hudson’s titular expedition to Canada’s north.  In his Maclean’s feature on the book, Brian Bethune calls Fatal Journey “a context-setting gem that explains why early modern Englishmen kept putting themselves in mortal peril in the Arctic.”  Read the rest here.

And in an intersting take on the book, CanWest News delves into the possibility that members of Hudson’s crew may have been inspired to mutiny by a popular theatrical performance playing in London before they departed. Check out the interview with author Peter Mancall here.

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