Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Book Review

Island of the Lost: shipwrecked at the edge of the world.
By Joan Druett
A true account of 2 shipwrecks on opposite ends of Auckland Island 285 miles south of New Zealand, show vastly different survivors. In 1864, the GRAFTON, shipwrecked during a severe gale, contained 5 men who with little more than the wreckage from their schooner, built a cabin and a forge where the tools they made help them to survive and built a boat while waiting for rescue.
The INVERCAULD wrecks at the same time on the opposite end of the island with a crew of 25 with 19 surviving the shipwreck. Once on shore, they succumb to harsh weather, starvation and a cohesive group does not transpire with dire consequences. Who is rescued and who survives to be rescued?
The book is available at Hibbing Public Library: 919.399 DRUETT
Joan Druett writes maritime mystery fiction and nonfiction.
Website: http://members.authorsguild.net/druettjo/

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