Trustee From the Toolroom

Trustee From the Toolroom

eBook - 2010
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Keith Stewart is a quiet and unassuming man called upon to undertake an extraordinary task. A skilled maker of miniature working models, he lives a modest life devoted to his hobby. But when his sister and her wealthy husband die in a shipwreck on a coral reef in the Pacific--while trying to smuggle out of England their entire fortune in diamonds hidden in the keel of their yacht--Keith becomes trustee for his orphaned niece. To save her from destitution he must travel halfway around the world and risk a long voyage in a small boat in inhospitable waters to recover her inheritance. In the course of his adventure-filled quest, a colorful and international cast of characters mobilize to help him, and this humble man discovers he has more friends and admirers than he could have dared to imagine.
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2010
ISBN: 9780307474223
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Technical journalist Keith Steward's quiet life designing small-scale machinery is interrupted when his sister dies in a sailing accident and Keith must travel from his Pacific Northwest home to Polynesia to search for her missing cache of diamonds.

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Dec 18, 2011

Great story teller! Shute is very knowledgeable about sailing, flying, and machining.


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