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The Brothers Craft

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It was an impulse buy in a Charing Cross bookshop - Walking Across the World: The Life and Travels of Basil Craft, M.B.E. But from the moment he started reading it Vic Bright's journalist's instinct told him it would make a great film.

Once Bright and his journalist partner, Marsha Prentiss, start researching the project, it soon becomes apparent that all was not right with the brothers Craft. The expeditions were real enough - the Crafts in fact were travellers out of their time, undertaking, without modern aids, some of the most hazardous journeys known to man, surviving storms, battles with local tribes and renegades, as well as incredible heat and cold. But they were not the amateur explorers they made themselves out to be, and as Vic and Marsha trace the brothers' extraordinary journeys from Marrakech and the Sahara to Death Valley in Arizona and finally the Gibson Desert in Australia, they find little that tallies with the published record. While Richard remains enigmatic, Basil emerges as a sadistic megalomaniac whose beliefs are as frightening as they are bizarre. What is more, someone is investigating the investigators.

It is not until they are in the harsh desert of Bright's native Australia that he and Marsha uncover the truth and falsehood and the mystery begins to make sense. But by then events are well beyond their control.

'Reinforces Corris's reputation as a master storyteller' (The Gulliver Fortune)
'Corris is certainly a master of suspense'
'Thoroughly readable and utterly believeable' (Naismith's Dominion)


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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: The Brothers Craft
Author(s): Peter Corris
ISBN: 1-4959-0919-0 / 978-1-4959-0919-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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1992 : Australia Paperback

Title: The brothers Craft
Author(s): Peter Corris
ISBN: 1-86359-053-6 / 978-1-86359-053-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Brothers Craft
Author(s): Peter Corris
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