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In the great sweep of history, of winds, tides and seasons, there is a story of courage and survival that belongs not to a great sea captain but to his wife. While Captain James Cook circumnavigated the globe, travelling further than any man had before, Elizabeth Cook travelled with him in her thoughts, imagining the exotic, the sensory and the strange. There were months, sometimes years, with no word.
But as James sailed into the blue, earning his place in history, Elizabeth Cook made her own discoveries. Though she rarely left London, she was propelled on a journey into the far reaches of the human heart, a journey marked by James' departures and those of her six children, whom she lost one by one.
This is a richly woven and evocative portrayal of Elizabeth Cook by the author of the acclaimed Lambs of God.