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With her three sons, Lucy Irvine went to live for a year on remote Pigeon Island in the Solomons. The invitation had come from an intrepid 80 year-old, Diana Hepworth, who, in 1947, set sail from England to find a faraway paradise where she and her husband Tom could raise a family.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 195.6 x 25.1mm | 335.66g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 33 pages of full colour photos
  • 0552146803
  • 9780552146807

About Lucy Irvine

Lucy Irvine is the author of one novel, One is One, as well as Castaway and an account of her early years, Runaway. She lives in the Highlands of Scotland.show more

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'Enthralling...stunningly vivid....my nomination for travel book of the year' Daily Mail on Faraway. 'A more honest account of island life and a better debunker of paradise than Faraway would be hard to find' Sunday Times on Faraway. 'It is a wise book: full of wisdom about parenthood and dreams we chase, published at a time when myth of escape is as powerful as ever' Independent on Sunday on Faraway. 'Another astonishing tale' Conde Nast Traveller on Faraway. 'A very good story indeed' Scotsman on Faraway.show more

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78 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 27% (21)
4 42% (33)
3 26% (20)
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