¬†An estranged family is brought together to attend the reading of their late ‘Uncle John’s’ will. Harshly mocking his family, the dead man left his riches to complete strangers and people he had met once…or twice. But – tantalisingly – he did leave with his family the secret to his wealth: a mythical valley of diamonds deep in the Kalahari. The family – grumpy old Henry and his daughter Patricia, the brothers, Earnest and George, their half-brother, Michael and their cousin, Sandy take off on a journey to find it. After being warned of the dangers as well as the threat of being jailed for illegal prospecting, the family splits into teams and heads off to find their treasure. But add a villain and a beautiful woman into the throng and the story takes a dangerous turn…With original illustrations by Alan Saunders.