Search - List of Books by Lucy Irvine

Lucy Irvine (born 1 February 1956) is a British adventurer and author. Born in Whitton, London, after a tumultuous and free spirited adolescence, in which she replaced formal education with travel and adventure, she joined forces with writer Gerald Kingsland and, as an experiment in isolation, became self imposed castaways for a year on the isolated island of Tuin, in the Torres Strait between New Guinea and Australia. On her return in 1983, she had her experiences published in the book Castaway, which was later used as the basis for the 1986 film of the same name.

Prior to writing Castaway, she had been employed as a charlady, monkey keeper, waitress, stone mason's mate, life model, pastry cook, and concierge. She had first run away from school at twelve and had no full-time schooling after her thirteenth birthday.

Due to the interest raised by her first book and to coincide with the release of the film, she wrote about her life before Castaway in the book Runaway.

In 1999 she was invited to write a biography of Tom and Diana Hepworth, British ex-pats, who in 1947 set sail from England and embarked upon a hazardous journey in search of a faraway paradise where they could raise a family. They settled on Pigeon Island in the Solomons, running a trading business. Irvine accepted the invitation, taking her three sons for a year and immersed herself once again in island life. Faraway was the fruition of that experience.

In 2007 Irvine, accompanied by her youngest son, Benji, moved from Tanera Mr one of the Summer Isles in Scotland to a remote part of Bulgaria, from where she writes a blog that is published on the Saga magazine website.

She has three sons. She is also a member of Mensa. and at one point was the youngest member.
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Total Books: 17
Faraway
2001 - Faraway (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552146807
ISBN-10: 0552146803
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference, Travel
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Faraway
2000 - Faraway (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385600118
ISBN-10: 0385600119
Genres: Reference, Travel
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Faraway
2000 - Faraway (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385601801
ISBN-10: 0385601808
Genres: Reference, Travel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Castaway
1999 - Castaway (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552146814
ISBN-10: 0552146811
Genre: Reference
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One is One
1990 - One Is One [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340515778
ISBN-10: 0340515775
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Castaway Tape
1987 - Castaway Tape (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780600555766
ISBN-10: 0600555763
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Runaway
1987 - Runaway (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394545103
ISBN-10: 0394545109
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

Runaway
1986 - Runaway (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670810154
ISBN-10: 0670810150
Genre: History
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CASTAWAY
1985 - Castaway (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440110699
ISBN-10: 0440110696
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 9

Castaway
1985 - Castaway [G.K. Hall large print book series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816137824
ISBN-10: 081613782X
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Castaway
1984 - Castaway (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394535425
ISBN-10: 0394535421
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
 5

Castaway
1983 - Castaway (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575033405
ISBN-10: 0575033401
Genres: History, Travel
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Castaway
Castaway (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140082913
ISBN-10: 0140082913
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Runaway
Runaway (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140087314
ISBN-10: 0140087311
Genre: History
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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One Is One A Novel
One Is One a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340501535
ISBN-10: 0340501537
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Naufragos/Castaway
Naufragos/castaway (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788427009288
ISBN-10: 8427009283
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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