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  • Published: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099574521
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

Alive

The True Story of the Andes Survivors


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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...

LOST
1972. A plane has crashed in the Andes mountains. The passengers are hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth.

ABANDONED
Almost three months later, two of the survivors, emaciated and frozen, reach the authorities and lead a rescue team to the remaining fourteen passengers.

ALIVE
The rescue team are shocked when they reach the crash-site. Food supplies have long gone, and the remains of the dead lie scattered among the fuselage.

It is only too clear how these passengers have managed to stay alive ...

  • Pub date: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099574521
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Piers Paul Read

Piers Paul Read was born in 1941 and educated at Ampleforth and Cambridge. He has published many novels and works of non-fiction and is the winner of numerous literary prizes, among them the Thomas More medal for distinguished contribution to Catholic literature for his book Alive. Reid is married with two sons and two daughters and lives in London.

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Praise for Alive

“'One of the classic survival stories of all time - a story of the will to survive against impossible odds'”

Daily Mail

“'It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told... a masterpiece of narrative'”

Graham Greene

“'It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told... a masterpiece of narrative'”

Graham Greene

“'A great book... an incredible saga. Read's accomplishment in recording a struggle both physical and spiritual is superb'”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“'Thunderous entertainment...a classic human adventure...a narrative of terrific and enduring significance'”

New York Times

“'A great book... an incredible saga. Read's accomplishment in recording a struggle both physical and spiritual is superb'”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“'One of the classic survival stories of all time - a story of the will to survive against impossible odds'”

Daily Mail


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