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Castaway by Lucy Irvine

Castaway (1983)

by Lucy Irvine

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An interesting study of a unique relationship in a Robinson Crusoe setting. A very different read to the one I was expecting. Well written and thought provoking. ( )
  kenno82 | May 31, 2016 |
This book is awesome! It pre-dates reality tv, encompasses a spirit of adventure, and is just a well told, true story. I've given away at least two copies of it to friends. ( )
1 vote JamesPaul977 | May 18, 2013 |
Lucy Irvines account of life on Tuin Island as a result of answering an ad for a 'wife' for a man who wished to live on an remote island for a year. ( )
1 vote wonderperson | Mar 30, 2013 |
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An infinity of sea and sky bluer and more brilliant than in any dream.
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His ad in the travel magazine said it all:

Writer seeks "wife" for year on tropical island. Box No 312.

Lucy Irvine was G.W. Kingsland's choice. but neither anticipated real marriage, required by Australian government before they could set sail for Tuin, the island paradise that would force them to depend on each other for companionship and survival, that could offer them a year of heaven - or a living hell.
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Writer seeks "wife" for a year on tropical island.' The opportunity to escape from it all was irresistible. Lucy Irvine answered the advertisement - and found herself alone on a remote desert island with a 'husband' she hardly knew. Lucy Irvine fell in love with the seductive, if cruel, beauty of that untouched Eden, whose power to enslave and enchant her never slackened throughout the whole of her amazing adventure. Uncompromisingly candid and sometimes shocking, Castaway is her compulsively readable account of a desert island dream which threatened to turn into a nightmare of illness, thirst and personal antipathy.

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Uncompromisingly candid and sometimes shocking, Castaway is Irvine's account of a desert island dream which threatened to turn into a nightmare of illness, thirst and personal antipathy.

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