"'One of the classic survival stories of all time - a story of the will to survive against impossible odds'" (Daily Mail
"Read's powerful account of the crash and its aftermath...what lingers are the moments of ingenuity, and the resilience of the human spirit." (Guardian
"'It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told... a masterpiece of narrative'" (Graham Greene)
"Read handles the story so well" (Evening Standard
"An adventure story with a rare depth." (Seven
Reissuing with a fantastic new look to tie-in with the 40th anniversary of the Fairchild plane crash, this is the true story of what people will do when they are desperate to survive...