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The Millionaire Castaway

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23 July 2019
RRP: $32.99
ISBN: 9781925712797
Paperback, 336 pages
234 x 153 mm
BIC code: BM

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The Millionaire Castaway: The Incredible Story of How I Lost My Fortune but Found New Riches Living on a Deserted Island

by Dave Glasheen with Neil Bramwell

Dave Glasheen’s life began spiralling out of control after he lost his family’s vast fortune in the stock market crash of 1987. After a series of catastrophes, he needed to take drastic measures to restore himself. Opting out of the rat race, he cast himself away to a deserted island off the north-east tip of Australia, as far off the grid as was humanly possible. He has lived there ever since.

One annual supermarket shop, a sketchy internet connection, and enough ingredients for a home brew satisfy Dave’s material needs. He catches fish, traps rainwater and cooks on an open fire. For company he tames dingoes, meets with friends from the Aboriginal community 40 kilometres away, and entertains drop-ins such as Russell Crowe sailing past on his honeymoon. Then there’s Dave’s running feud with Boxhead, an antisocial saltwater crocodile who just won’t leave him in peace.

Between heartbreak and hair-raising adventures, Dave has found happiness on Restoration Island. Brimming with humour, eccentricity and hard-earned wisdom, The Millionaire Castaway will give you a whole new view on life.

About the Author

Dave Glasheen The Millionaire Castaway Dave Glasheen is the former chairman of a publicly listed company, who has lived alone on the deserted Restoration Island off the coast of Far North Queensland since 1997. His incredible life has been the subject of several international television documentaries. This is his first book.

About the Author

Photo Coming Soon Neil Bramwell is an award-winning journalist and successful ghost-writer who has sold more than 250,000 books worldwide, including the UK No. 1 bestseller Foggy, the autobiography of motorbike racer Carl Fogarty. Neil lives with his wife, Martine, and son, Teddy, in Mount Eliza, Victoria.