KATRINA OF THE LONELY ISLES by Margaret Ruthin

KATRINA OF THE LONELY ISLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The plot is pleasant, enjoyable, and not at all credible. It all takes place on Miggeroy, one of the Faroe Islands (the author has happily suppressed any inclination toward touristic descriptions). At a time when the men are all out on a fishing expedition, a Russian trawler flounders on the coast and 16 year old Olaf has to take charge of the rescue. He is seriously injured in the process, and the ship's doctor, defying orders, takes Olaf back to the sinking ship to patch him up. Knowing that he will be charged with mutiny, Dr. Grigorsky asks Olaf's twin, Katrina, to help him escape. Her protection runs the gamut from feminine bluff, and defense with a rolling pin, to some treacherous boating and scaling a rocky precipice, until the captain finally turns soft before the very evident love that has developed between Kratina and Ivan Grigorsky. The adventure doesn't seem meant to be taken seriously, it simply serves to alleviate the sentiment of this romance, which girls will enjoy.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1965
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux