Freelance writer and photographer Kari Herbert will be appearing at the launch of her latest title  ‘Heart of the Hero’ this evening at Edinburgh Bookshop on Bruntsfield Place.

Herbert, the daughter of pioneering polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert and author Marie Herbert, will discuss the text which gives an insight into the relationships that became the foundation of some of our best-loved stories of polar adventure. The global journalist, speaker and presenter was recently invited to speak at the Edinburgh International Book Festival later this year.

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes praised the book, describing it as: “An extraordinary depth of thinking… A fascinating and hugely enjoyable book which makes a valuable contribution to polar literature.”

The launch begins at The Edinburgh Bookshop (219 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DH – 0131 447 1917) at 6:30pm this Valentine’s Day. Entry is £5 and includes a glass of wine.