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Author: Lucy Irvine
This is an account of how the author answered an advertisement for a "wife" to spend a year on a tropical island with a writer, and subsequently found herself alone on a remote desert island with a "husband" she hardly knew.
ISBN-13: 9780440110699
ISBN-10: 0440110696
Publication Date: 6/1/1985
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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A fastinating book on trying to be a modern Robinson Carusoe, or TV Survivor. Since this is Lucy's book, Robert comes off looking like a total jerk. So its amazing she didn't kill him early on. Also it was Robert's idea, do the island, get the girl and write the book. From reading the book, it's Lucy who plants the garden, learns to fish, talks to the natives, and keeps Robert alive so with Lucy actually writing the book I hope she made a fortune.
The other cool thing was how hard it was to find an unoccupied island to do the test on that you could also survive on. Turns out if you have water and decent soil, people already live there! This shouldn't have been a surprise, but it was to me. I should have figured that in the last 1000 years people of the South Pacific would have looked at all the islands, and stayed on the ones that supported life. So much for the Swiss Family Robinson dream life. It's actually much closer to the Tom Hanks Movie "Castaway" life. Anyway its a good arm chair adventure read.
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Lucy Irvine was G W Kingslands choice. But neither anticipated real marriage required by the Australian goverment 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 in heaven or a living hell


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