In this delightful collection, readers are transported through centuries and across continents in a search for the meaning of snow. Giles Whittell is a passionate snow enthusiast and provides enlightening revelations about snows impact on our history. From the joy of a white Christmas to the terrifying truth about the 1960s Winter Olympics, this collection dives head first into the snow, and into history. Whittell presents an optimist’s guide which will appeal to ski lovers and half of the world’s population who have never seen the snow.

By Giles Whittell