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Real Life
Adventurers

Follow Wilbur’s rip roaring real life endeavours around the world - from getting lost in the Kalahari to becoming trapped in an Antarctic slaughterhouse - and experience the extraordinary adventures which have inspired his fiction.

Lost in the Kalahari

Lost in the Kalahari

Wilbur and his wife set out on a spontaneous trip across the Kalahari desert in search of mysterious ruins, but find themselves, in Wilbur’s words, ‘never lost – but occasionally unsure of our exact whereabouts’.

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This place is like Hell

This place is like Hell

Wilbur digs deep for observations from his time spent working and researching in a South African gold mine, where the fear of tunnel collapse lurks around every corner.

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The Rhodesian Bush War

The Rhodesian Bush War

Writing by day and conscripted into the Rhodesian Bush War by night, Wilbur sees conflict in his homeland first hand.

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On the Skeleton Coast

On the Skeleton Coast

We join Wilbur as a young man on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Having successfully scrounged up a job on one of the fishing vessels that plies Walvis Bay, he soon finds that he might have gotten more than he bargained for. . .

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Whaling in the Antarctic

Whaling in the Antarctic

A seafaring adventure quickly becomes a nightmare, as a young Wilbur finds himself trapped in a floating Antarctic abattoir, steeped in blood, putrefaction and death.

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