Letters from the Skeleton Coast

Letters from the Skeleton Coast

by Ken Jones


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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

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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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