Writers: Alistair MacLean (novel), Paul Wheeler (screenplay) | 1 more credit» Caravan to Vaccares () Charlotte Rampling and David Birney in Caravan to . Feb 2, Here are encamped hundreds of gypsies in their brightly painted caravans, en route to the big annual gypsy festival south of Arles. We are. Apr 14, Unlike most Alistair MacLean novels, Caravan to Vaccares is not a novel based on the World War II. The book first came to print in and.

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The international cut is 98 minutes and a heavily cut US version is 84 minutes. IMDb’s Guide to Streaming. After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster.

Macleaj Malcolm reviews new films Malcolm, Derek. I selected it vaccaes a second hand shop for the wonderful s style cover. They were superficial, some were arrogant, some were silly, and almost all of them felt cartoonish. Languages Suomi Edit links.

Caravan to Vaccares

vzccares MacLean starts the story in media res, the narrative already steaming ahead, and barely slows the pace for pages.

The plot was average and there was nothing great about it. Can caravvan be that the Duc is a goodie after all, masquerading as a baddie!!

His thrillers tend to isolate a small group of forceful people behind the lines in WWII, at Ice Station Zebraor in this case, in a rural and somewhat desolate part of southern France. Nobody has any idea on who Le Grand Duc or what he is up to and the case is no different when it comes to Bowman.


Nobody knows, caravna it was clear that the gypsies had something to secret which they didn’t want to be divulged and presumably, the deceased has come close to the secret. It did maintain a reasonable level of pace though, which made it readable. Audible Download Audio Books.

Turns out the three manacled men are nuclear scientists from behind the Iron Curtain.

Alistair Maclean ‘s books always resonate with one dialogue in this book, when Duc is about to walk into a situation he has nothing to do with, in front of his perplexed girl-friend – “But you can’t just barge in -” “Nonsense. Visit our Streaming Guide.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thoughts Review Policy About me Contact. He overpowers one of the men in the helicopter then is dropped into a bull ring. Had too much science fiction on my iPad, so I bought this from the iBook store. Also standing out in both books is the narrator using brownface as a disguise.

You are commenting using your WordPress. The women are treated like dolls, liberties are taken with logic, and there are a few holes in the plot too large to accept.

Caravan to Vaccares by Alistair MacLean

Sense of Place is a marvelous thing. Posted by Andrew Anderson at River of Death vacacres Cecile Dubois and Neil Bowman, a British agent, decide to investigate.

It is here page that Bowman reveals to the frightened boat owner that caaravan does, in fact, work for the British Secret Service. And if he refuses? Surprisingly — given that the macleaan reads like a novelisation of a movie rather than a novel in its own right — they changed the plot quite a bit.


Bowman gets curious about what these gypsies are trying to hide. If you, however, would like to check out his vast body of work, this is one of the ‘certainly recommended’ ones from me. Learn more More Like This. It reminded me of the s spy films, like Charade or Torn Curtain. He is resigned to dying until Lacabro reluctantly gets a laryat from his saddle and throws it to Bowman.

I’ve always had a soft spot for MacLean’s Caravan to Alistaor for some reason. As they follow the caravan, Maclena and Cecile come too close to it for safety, and before long they are running for their lives. Alistair MacLean and Godfrey Smith. Caravan to Vaccares Was this review helpful to you?

Unsurprising development of the plot and an end that was predictable. In caccares cases, the protagonist either gets extremely lucky or the antagonists were being very stupid.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The helicopter drives the car off the road. Czerda follows suit with a pack of baddies and there is a thrilling chase across the mudflats of the Camargue.