Utterly inspiring and fabulously well written. It tells the true story of one woman crossing arid central Australia with three camels and a dog. Having driven the entirety of Australia myself, complaining regularly about the lack of air conditioning in the car, crossing the desert by foot with no human company in the scorching heat seems unfathomable. Funny, heartbreaking and a story of incredible human will and strength, this is a book you will not forget.

It has recently been turned into a film- which, although I have not seen, I suspect does not nearly live up to the book.