Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Antarctic Writer on Ice

  

Title:"Antarctic Writer on Ice:Diary of an Enduring Adventure"

ISBN:  978-0-9871575-4-6

Author: Hazel Edwards

e-book via Alchemy which lists where to buy Hazel's titles online.

Original Publisher print & electronic: Common Ground

Now available from Hazel Edwards as a PDF.

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 See inside sample pages of the book

Antarctica has a mystique. Few have the opportunity to become one of the 'frozen chosen' who work there. 

Reading about living in remote Antarctica is the next best option. Especially a candid account of the icy challenges and physical  beauty of the wildllife.

In the role of writer on ice, Hazel Edwards  went on an official Australian Antarctic Division expedition to Casey Base in Antarctica, in the summer of 2001. Her candid account is from the unusual viewpoint of an 'older' female who was a non- scientist. Based on e-mails, articles, interviews and observations, it is a unique view, of a working writer beset in the polar ice. When the resupply ship.'The Polar Bird' becomes beset in the ice, the author is confined with 34 men and 4 other women expeditioners , plus the crew.

A sense of humour is a survival skill.

And an iceberg typifies writing a book: nine tenths beneath the surface.

Hazel returned after weeks in the polar ice,  a chopper crash and re-supplying the base, with a profound respect for resourceful expeditioners.

Educational Resources for Teachers

        You can find more resources and classroom ideas for all of Hazel's Books by clicking through to the Teachers Resources Page.

        Shooting Antarctica

        'Shooting Antarctica' is an easy to read mystery for developing adult readers. R.A. 8

        'Antarctic Dognapping' is  a short story with photos from the viewpoint of  STAY, the donation dog.

        Antarctic Dognapping   and Shooting Antarctica are available as e-books directly from Amazon to read on Kindle.

        Antarctic Dognapping cover

        Hazel's other Antarctic books include  the YA novel Antarctica's Frozen Chosen, a play in Right or Wrong, the picture book 'Antarctic Dad' 'Antarctic Close-Up is junior faction with a time-slip story linked to Mawson's expedition.

        Visit the Australian Antarctic Division website for links to the actual bases.

        Latrobe University  'The Looking Glass' article  'Writer on Ice:  Writing Styles and Serendipity' .

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        Reviews and Feedback

         Aussie Reviews

        'An excellent read for anyone with an interest in writing,travel, or simply life experience, and essential reading for anyone fortunate enough to be preparing for a stint in Antarctica.' 

         


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