Timbuktu, by Peter Lowman

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In the desert an adventure holiday can quickly turn into a battle of life and death...

North Africa, 1985. Band Aid and news reports highlight famine across the continent.

Her sense of adventure awakened by a chance encounter, Lisa sets off to cross the Sahara Desert, headed for the fabled remote destination of Timbuktu.

Reeling from the loss of his fiancée, Rob signs up as a driver on a trans-Sahara expedition, trying to escape the memories that surround him at home.

But in the desert, a vast area of shifting dunes and sandstorms, an adventure holiday can quickly turn into a battle of life and death.

Surrounded by the physical hardships of the Sahara and the desperate plight of those living on its fringes, Lisa and Rob turn to each other for support during a spring that will shape their futures and their perception of the world around them.

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