In 1845 Sir John Franklin led 129 officers and men into the
Arctic to try to find the North-West Passage.
None of them returned.
Trapped is a novel that tells the harrowing, gruelling, fascinating story of the disastrous, ill-fated expedition of Sir John Franklin of 1845 which resulted in the deaths of the entire crew of one hundred and twenty-nine officers and men and the loss of the two expedition ships.
These men were the pride of the British Navy and had volunteered heroically for the expedition into the frozen unknown to try to find the North-West Passage. The truth about their fate is still largely unknown.
This extraordinary novel, written by an author who has spent seven years researching one of the most courageous expeditions in maritime history, brings alive the courage, the comradeship, camaraderie and bravery that prevailed among the expedition’s members even when they faced the gravest of crises.
About the Author:
Dr John Roobol has had a full career as a geologist working around the world including Antarctica. After he retired in 2008, he devoted much of his time to researching in great detail the Sir John Franklin expedition. Trapped, is one of the results, along with his masterly non-fiction study of the likely fate of the vanished expedition, also published by The Conrad Press and entitled Franklin’s Fate.