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The Islander

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by Trafalgar Square Publishing
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Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the "male" side of the Castaway story, and it does provide his version of the tale. For anyone who hasn't read the original book or seen the Oliver Reed movie from the 1980s, it's about a man who decides to live on a deserted island for a year. He advertises for a female companion and ends up with Lucy Irvine, a complete stranger to him. The two of them end up living their adventure on an island, where they bicker and need help when food starts to run out.

This isn't fiction, it's a real-
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very interesting book. The section on the Torres Strait island was especially interesting to see the difference in outlook between Kingsland and Lucy Irvine, his companion on the island, and the author of "Castaway", and their narrative of life on the island. ...more
Mar 26, 2011 rated it liked it
A companion to Lucy Irvine's 'Castaway'. ...more
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The Islander - Gerald Kingsland's answer to Lucy Irvine.

I started this book wanting to find out about Gerald. To find out if he really was the kind of man Lucy Irvine wrote about in Castaway. Unfortunately nothing could have persuaded me further than reading it from his own pen that he was indeed 'that' kind of man.

'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man must be in want of a wife.' Jane Austen. Well this man certainly did, so he advertised for one. It isn't clear from either account
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If you've ever wanted to try the Robinson Crusoe life. ...more
Jul 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's really an amazing story and useful book about a life in an awesome island and much more you should read it and feel t. ...more
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