Picture © MICHAEL KERR
If you’re drawn to cold places, or just to reading about them, and you’re not a long way from Notting Hill, you might want to add this to your diary. On February 7, the Lutyens and Rubinstein Bookshop is bringing together two writers whose subjects are Poles apart. One is Jean McNeil, whose Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir, was acclaimed on its publication in 2016 in Canada and is now available in Britain from the same imprint, ECW Press. The other is Michael Bravo, who has spent his career travelling and researching in the Arctic and writing about the region, and whose latest book, North Pole, a cultural history, is due out on February 21 (Reaktion Books).