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  • Published: 8 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473526167
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 7 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Alexander Armstrong
  • RRP: $19.99

Land of the Midnight Sun

My Arctic Adventures




The comedian and game show host Alexander Armstong travels half way around the world in an epic Arctic journey.

In an adventure of a lifetime, Alexander Armstrong heads north in to an ever more hostile Arctic winter to explore the farthest reaches of the globe. In an epic journey, he navigates some of the Earth’s toughest terrain, first travelling through the glittering landscape of Scandinavia, then on to the isolated islands of Iceland and Greenland, as far as the infamously treacherous Northwest Passage. His final frontier is Canada and Alaska, where his journey ends on the international dateline between the USA and Russia. His travels will form a major three-part series for ITV in autumn 2015.

It’s a voyage that takes Alexander half way around the planet, experiencing many of its natural wonders and living alongside some of its more extraordinary people. Getting stuck in wherever he goes, he learns from the Marines how to survive wildly unpredictable weather and temperatures as low as minus 40°C, drives along a hair-raising 800-mile road that's a river in summer and takes a plunge in freezing Arctic waters. And that’s all before wrestling Viking-style with a sporting legend called Eva as part of a traditional Icelandic winter festival.

Combining adventure and humour, Land of the Midnight Sun is an entertaining travelogue that takes readers on an exhilarating journey to this rarely seen corner of the world. It is an exploration of man's relationship with the harshest climates, set against the stunning backdrop of the Arctic landscape.

  • Published: 8 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473526167
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 7 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Alexander Armstrong
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong & Miller who had a regular series on Channel 4 from 1997 to 2001 and then returned with three series of the BAFTA winning Armstrong & Miller Show on BBC1 in 2007. Alexander’s many straight acting roles have included Love Life, Life Begins, Mutual Friends and the sitcomHunderby. He frequently hosts Have I Got News For You?, is the voice of Danger Mouse and the narrator of CBeebies cult hit Hey Duggee. Alexander is also a presenter on Classic FM and has a number one bestselling classical album to his name, but is probably best known for presenting the highly successful daytime quiz show Pointless, now in its twelfth series.

Praise for Land of the Midnight Sun

A superbly written travelogue which leaves the reader with a warm glow. Armstrong proves here that he is an annoyingly talented bugger. Darn it.

Tony Hawks

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