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Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 Victorian Family Robinson : A Novel
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'BEATRICE GRIMSHAW, masterly spinner of South Sea yarns, makes the utmost of her ingeniously-woven story of castaways on a South Sea isle. The novel palpitates with romance and rocks with comedy. Tragedy stalks the pages, and is caught by "Laughter holding both his sides."

REV. JAMES ROBINSON, widower and model of mid-Victorian propriety, has two beautiful daughters. ELEANOR, the elder, is handsome and conventionally-minded; ADELINE, the younger, is timid, clinging, frail, and romantic.

There is a furore in the household when Adeline falls in love with a dashing cavalry officer who is MARRIED! The vicar receives an appointment to an Australian bishopric and sails with his girls "out of harm's way!" They are cast away on a remote South Sea island with LADY GILLILAND, wife of the Governor-General of Australia, CHARLIE CHAINE, the very same cavalry officer whom Adeline so indiscreetly loved, brawny sailorman BUZACOTT, and MR. and MRS. GERALD BLACK. Mr. Black is a champion runner.

A boatload of amazing English-speaking men—themselves descendants of castaways and suffering, in their island Paradise, from an acute shortage of Eves—is an unusual dramatic touch.'

Source: Blurb for the Australian Women's Weekly serialisation, 9 February 1935, p.5.

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Serialised by: The Australian Women's Weekly 1933 periodical (192 issues)
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Serialised in the Australian Women's Weekly in fourteen instalments from 9 February 1935 to 11 May 1935.
Link: First instalment Sighted: 28/8/2014
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Works about this Work

More Lost and Found : Islands Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 142-145)

— Review of The White Waterfall James Francis Dwyer , 1912 single work novel ; Hespamora James Francis Dwyer , 1935 single work novel ; Cold-Eyes James Francis Dwyer , 1934 single work novel ; Evelyn : something more than a story James Francis Dwyer , 1929 single work novel ; Breath of the Jungle James Francis Dwyer , 1915 selected work short story ; Adventures With the Mermaids Mary Catherine Davies , 1929 single work children's fiction ; Rainbow Island Mark Caywood , 1927 single work novel ; The City of Cobras James Francis Dwyer , 1938 single work novel ; The Cities Under the Sea E. V. Timms , 1948 single work children's fiction ; Amazon Island Harold Mercer , 1933 single work novel ; Victorian Family Robinson : A Novel Beatrice Grimshaw , 1934 single work novel ; The Laughing Buccaneer Will Lawson , 1935 single work novel
More Lost and Found : Islands Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 142-145)

— Review of The White Waterfall James Francis Dwyer , 1912 single work novel ; Hespamora James Francis Dwyer , 1935 single work novel ; Cold-Eyes James Francis Dwyer , 1934 single work novel ; Evelyn : something more than a story James Francis Dwyer , 1929 single work novel ; Breath of the Jungle James Francis Dwyer , 1915 selected work short story ; Adventures With the Mermaids Mary Catherine Davies , 1929 single work children's fiction ; Rainbow Island Mark Caywood , 1927 single work novel ; The City of Cobras James Francis Dwyer , 1938 single work novel ; The Cities Under the Sea E. V. Timms , 1948 single work children's fiction ; Amazon Island Harold Mercer , 1933 single work novel ; Victorian Family Robinson : A Novel Beatrice Grimshaw , 1934 single work novel ; The Laughing Buccaneer Will Lawson , 1935 single work novel
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