Letters from the Skeleton Coast

Letters from the Skeleton Coast

by Ken Jones

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Overview

It is 1942 when the Dunedin Star runs aground on the desolate Skeleton Coast of Southwest Africa while carrying supplies and ammunition to Egypt. Among the passengers is Alison Habib, a young Scottish woman traveling from England to Cairo with her Egyptian doctor husband and their eighteen-month-old daughter, Caroline.

A convoy of South African Army trucks and twenty-eight men are sent across seven hundred miles of uncharted barren mountains and hot desert sands to rescue the survivors. Finally twenty-six days after the shipwreck, the exhausted passengers and stranded pilot arrive at the military outpost in Windhoek. But as sixty years pass, no one realizes that Alison is harboring a secret of what really happened on that beach. Through the pages of her diary and heartfelt letters, a poignant story of love, perseverance, and courage unfolds that reflects the commitment and values of another time

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483468242
Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 327,163
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.26(d)

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