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Castaway by Lucy Irvine

Castaway by Lucy Irvine

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A classic story of survival on an uninhabited Coral Sea island

by Lucy Irvine

Victor Gollancz, 1983, [Second Impression], ISBN 0575033401, colour photographic plates, illustrated endpapers (maps), illustrated title page, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners’ inscription on title page; dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners {see photographs)

“Many people have dreamed about escaping to a desert island, but not many have done it.  Castaway describes the year that Gerald Kingsland (early 50s) and Lucy Irvine (early 20s) spent alone on the coral island of Tuin, off the north east coast of Australia.
It is an amazing story which begins with tension between the ill-equipped castaways, progresses through starvation and suffering and ends in a strange sort of success, due both to the author’s determination and the timely arrival of the Torres Strait Islanders, characters who are marvellously described in the story.”


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