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The Crate Escape-bookcover

By: Brian Robson

The Crate Escape

Pages: 186 Ratings: 4.4
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In 1962, when air-travel was in its infancy, a nineteen-year-old boy who felt trapped in Melbourne, Australia, made up his mind that he was going to return to his homeland in the United Kingdom. He was prevented from doing so by both lack of documentation and the funds required.Putting an idea to work without the thought of losing his life, he became the first person in history to fly for nearly five days in a crate across the Pacific Ocean.

Brian Robson was born in the United Kingdom in June 1945 and has spent most of his adult life travelling and living in various countries throughout Europe and South East Asia. This book narrates his first travelling experience and his devil-may-care attitude to achieve his wish and return home even if it means risking his life to do so.


Customer Reviews
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  • Luke

    Thought this book was great, loved the message.

  • Kate W

    Beautiful book with really lovely art work. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Liz

    A really lovely story with beautiful illustrations. The little princess learns that sometimes you can’t just have what you want!!!

  • Book Worm

    Love love love this book. The illustrations are gorgeous and it’s a lovely story.

  • Stanica

    It was a good account of the author's adventures. Well written. Would have liked to know what happened after he returned home.

  • Jessica

    I bought this after seeing an article in my local news channel. Fascinating story of bravery! Definitely worth a read!

  • Kindle Customer

    The book covers more about his time in Australia than the journey back but there are many chuckles throughout, even if it isn't the bed written book ever. A very eas, fairly short, read.

  • C Pollard

    I heard about this on the BBC so wanted to read his story, this is an interesting lovely read with an adventurous journey!!

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