'it is Harrison´s approach to highlighting the tales of individuals who played a significant part in the discovery of the continent, but are relatively unknown, that makes it so intriguing. The description of events and the personalities painted combined with anecdotes of his own travels to the region add to what is a fascinating narrative about the challenges and struggles of exploring one of the last frontiers.'
It was an honour to win the British Guild of Travel Writers' 2014 prize for the best narrative travel book with Forgotten Footprints. There was a grand dinner at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday night, which I missed through being on holiday in Istanbul, something organised at the beginning of the year. Nice problem. The book also won the creative non-fiction prize at the Wales Book of the Year.