Caravan to Vaccarès

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Caravan to Vaccarès
Alistair MacLean - Caravan to Vaccares.jpg
First edition cover (UK)
Author Alistair MacLean
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Thriller
Publisher Collins (UK)
Doubleday (US)
Publication date
Preceded by Puppet on a Chain
Followed by Bear Island

Caravan to Vaccarès is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, originally published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver. This novel is set in the Provence region of southern France.

Plot introduction[edit]

From all over Europe, even from behind the Iron Curtain, Gypsies make an annual pilgrimage to the holy shrine of their patron saint in the Provence region of southern France. But something is different about this year's gathering, with many suspicious deaths. Cecile Dubois and Neil Bowman, a British agent, decide to investigate. Eavesdropping, Bowman discovers that a man named Gaiuse Strome is financing the gypsies, and his suspicions on the real identity of Strome center on a highly wealthy aristocrat, distinguished folklorist and gastronome, Le Grand Duc Charles de Croytor, whose girlfriend Lila Delafont is a friend of Cecile. As they follow the caravan, Bowman and Cecile find that their lives in danger many times in an effort to uncover the secret the gypsies are so determined to hide, and before long are running for their lives.

Film adaptation[edit]

Caravan to Vaccares later appeared in film as a low-budget 1974 adaptation directed by Geoffrey Reeve and starring David Birney, Charlotte Rampling and Michael Lonsdale.

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