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Title
The lost island
Author
Eils Dillon
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
The O'Brien Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19920301

New edition of the award-winning novel. The lost island is a mystery. No-one knows where it is -- or whether it exists. But everyone knows that some great reward is to be found there by anyone brave enough to seek it.

Michael's father set out to find the lost island, but never returned. Now it is Michael's turn. He gets a boat and, with his friend, Joe, sets off across unknown seas to try to discover the island's long-lost secret. This adventure story is set off the magical West Coast of Ireland

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Eils Dillon was born in Galway in 1920. Abandoning a career as a professional cellist, she turned to writing for adults and children, quickly earning an international reputation for both.

Eils lived in Italy for six years in the 1960s, then divided her time between Ireland and California, until her final years which were spent in Ireland. She died in Dublin in 1994.

'As original and as full of apprehensive suspense as a Graham Greene entertainment for grown-ups.'
New Statesman

'A superb book. Full marks.'
Irish Independent - Irish Independent

'Full of irresistible magic.'
Bristol Observer

'The action is non-stop. ... a cast of vividly-drawn characters. Superb illustrations by David Rooney add greatly to the pleasure of this book.'
Village Magazine - Tony Hickey - Village Magazine

Type
BOOK
Edition
2nd Edition
Keyword Index
Islands - Ireland - Juvenile fiction.|Children's stories.
Country of Publication
Ireland
Number of Pages
198

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