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Victoria's Walk

(1986)
A novel by

 
 
When Boston widow Victoria Lang is shipwrecked with eighteen others, including two teenage girls and a four-year old boy, on the coast of West Africa, with only the Sahara Desert before them and the sea behind them, where her companions can think of nothing but death by starvation and thirst, she determines that they will survive. Having spent six years in Africa with her English missionary husband, she knows that the desert is not as empty of water as most suppose, if one knows where to look. Thus she leads her party on an epic two hundred mile walk to gain the fertile grassland to the south. To achieve this, she must drive them ever onwards, quell two mutinies and watch some of her party die.

Their lives are saved when they reach an oasis, but to gain true safety they must now face Arab slaver traders, bloodthirsty Ashanti warriors, and the all-consuming forest. Victoria's walk has hardly begun.

Set at the turn of the 20th Century, when the British Empire was approaching its zenith, with a handful of administrators and soldiers endeavoring to rule vast areas and dominate peoples they did not understand, VICTORIA'S WALK is a tale of the human spirit at its highest and lowest, its most courageous and its most bestial, of one woman's unceasing fortitude, of the men who loved her, and the women who hated her.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

January 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Victoria's Walk (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Caroline Gray
ISBN: 0-7089-8502-5 / 978-0-7089-8502-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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August 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Victoria's Walk
Author(s): Caroline Gray
ISBN: 0-7181-2757-9 / 978-0-7181-2757-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victoria's Walk
Author(s): Caroline Gray
ISBN: 0-7221-6347-9 / 978-0-7221-6347-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Victoria's Walk
Author(s): Caroline Gray
ISBN: 0-449-13015-0 / 978-0-449-13015-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Victoria's Walk
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Christopher Nicole
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