Shona Riddell is the great-great granddaughter of Harriet Cripps, who was born to two British colonists on the remote Auckland Islands in 1851. In 2016, Shona sailed south to experience the wild subantarctic climate for herself. She has lived in London and Berlin, got married in Las Vegas, and currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters, where she works as a full-time writer.
Trial of Strength
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Adventures and misadventures on the wild and remote subantarctic islands
The subantarctic islands circle the lower part of the globe below New Zealand, Australia, Africa and South America in the ‘Roaring Forties’ and ‘Furious Fifties’ latitudes. They are filled with unique plants and wildlife, constantly buffeted by lashing rain and furious gales, and have a rich and fascinating human history. Trial of Strength tells the compelling stories of these islands and will leave you with an appreciation for the tenacity of the human race and the forbidding forces of nature.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 260 x 186 mm / 10.25 x 7.25 Inches | Colour | 264 Pages
Good Reading magazine article
“Visiting the subantartic islands was a life-changing experience for Shona Riddell. In this extract from Shona’s new book, Trial of Strength, we meet the captain who sailed south discovering these islands, rich with the treasure he was seeking.” Click here to read the review in full.
Stuff.co.nz website article
“In a nutshell: incredible.” Click here to read.