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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I love Lucy

 

ONE YEAR ON A DESERTED TROPICAL ISLAND. 'WIFE' 20-30 NEEDED TO ACCOMPANY MAN 35+. WRITE TO BOX WITH DETAILS AND EVENING PHONE NUMBER.

That classified ad was the beginning of Lucy Irvine's year spent on tiny Tuin Island in the Torres Strait with adventurer Gerald Kingsland who was going to write a book about it. In the end, it was Lucy who wrote the book Castaway which also became a movie.

I had heard about Lucy from my involvement with Pigeon Island about which she had written in her book Faraway.

Today Lucy lives a secluded life in rural Bulgaria from where she writes an occasional blog.