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Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman: Travels with Sled Dogs in Canada's Frozen North by [Evans, Polly]
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Length: 306 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Evans excels at “stranger in a strange land” travel writing, and readers looking for a light version of Bill Bryson will enjoy her intimate look at the inner workings of one of the most professional sled-dog kennels in the sport. She spent 11 weeks with Yukon Quest winner Frank Turner as his son entered the annual race between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Whitehorse, Canada, for the first time. Evans does everything from cleaning up after the dogs to joining the support crew for Saul Turner’s team. She gamely drives her own sled and camps out in extreme temperatures. Her vivid account is peppered with brief histories of the towns she visits and the locals she meeets, most notably in historic Dawson City. Alaskans will find her dismissive comments about their state condescending, however, and her suggestion that there is no accessible grocery store in Fairbanks borders on the bizarre. Otherwise, armchair explorers will find much of interest, from striking descriptions of howling dogs to Frank Turner’s expertise. --Colleen Mondor

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“Unlike that terrifying breed of die-hard travel writers, Polly Evans is one of us.…Refreshing.” Sunday Times Travel, UK

“Evans excels at ‘stranger in a strange land’ travel writing ... armchair explorers will find much of interest.” —Booklist


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  • File Size: 700 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385341113
  • Publisher: Delta (January 27, 2009)
  • Publication Date: January 27, 2009
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001RS8L50
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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