Lara the daughter of Lord Henshingly Croft, was raised to be an
aristocrat from birth. After attending finishing school at the age of
21, Lara's marriage into wealth had seemed assured, but on her way
home from a skiing trip her chartered plane had crashed deep in the
heart of the Himalayas. The only survivor, Lara learned how to depend
on her wits to stay alive in hostile conditions a world away from her
sheltered upbringing. Two weeks later when she walked into the
village of Tokakeriby her experiences had had a profound effect on
her. Unable to stand the claustrophobic suffocating atmosphere of
upper-class British society, she realised that she was only truly
alive when she was travelling alone.
Over the eight following years she acquired an intimate knowledge of
ancient civilisations across the globe. Her family soon disowned
their prodigal daughter, and she turned to writing to fund her trips.
Famed for discovering several ancient sites of profound
archaeological interest she made a name for herself by publishing
travel books and detailed journals of her exploits.
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