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Author:
Nevil Shute
ISBN13:
978-0345271891
ISBN:
0345271890
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Ballantine Books (January 2, 1980)
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Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 – 12 January 1960) was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia.

Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 – 12 January 1960) was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name in his engineering career and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from inferences by his employers (Vickers) or fellow engineers that he was not a serious person or from potential negative publicity in connection with his novels, which included On the Beach and A Town Like Alice.

They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle.

Nevil Shute Norway was a popular British novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer. He lived in Australia for the ten years before his death. Books by Nevil Shute.

Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist

Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute’s path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shutes novels can be found in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir. 1 201. Published: a long time ago. The Far Country.

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by. Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960. New York : Ballantine. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by MyH-loader on September 15, 2010.

Shute has shifted his setting to Malaya, and made his heroine, Jean Paget, leader of the group, and .

Shute has shifted his setting to Malaya, and made his heroine, Jean Paget, leader of the group, and written around his nucleus tale, a fictional romance between the not-so-young Jean, and an Australian "ringer"- cattleman-fellow prisoner, who was crucified by the Japanese for stealing some chickens, and who miraculously escaped with his life. Unique setting, very interesting situations, and a good love story- but as the lawyer, acting as trustee for a legacy left to Jean, tells the story, the reader rarely gets below the surface of the characters. Shute's name- and the elements of the story itself-recommend it as a surely popular novel.

Author: Norway, Nevil Shute Writing under the pseudonym: Shute, Nevil. A Town Like Alice (United States title: The Legacy) is an economic development and romance novel by Nevil Shute, published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia. 7 of 23 for author by title). Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II in Malaya, and after liberation emigrates to Australia to be with him, where she attempts, by investing her substantial financial inheritance, to generate economic prosperity in a small outback community - to turn it into "a town like Alice" .

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The story is set during the opening months of the Second World War and it concerns a young pilot, Roderick 'Jerry' Chambers.

Published by New York: William Morrow and Company, 1950. The shop is well organized and well lit. Time-Tested is widely regarded as one of the best book stores in Northern California and the West Coast. Visit Seller's Storefront

Published by New York: William Morrow and Company, 1950. Condition: Fine Hardcover. From Time Tested Books (Sacramento, CA, . Visit Seller's Storefront. We do not invoice indivuals.

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  • Great seller. The story was worth reading a second time. It is one of my three favorites (the others are On the Beach and Trustee from the Toolroom).

  • Great world war two novel. Nevil Shute narrates the events surrounding World War II unlike anyone else. He has fully described a period of time.

  • "The Legacy" is the American publication title for "A Town Like Alice." This love story takes place during and after WWII, and is set in England, Malaysia, and Australia. The story is told via an interesting use of "flashbacks." The idea for the story was derived, in part, from a true incident involving Dutch women who were taken prisoner by the Japanese. There have been at least two movie versions made of this book. We favor the MasterPiece Theater version starring Bryan Brown.

  • One of my favorite stories by Shute. Renamed, A Town Like Alice.

  • A great story BUT this is a reissue of A TOWN LIKE ALICE under a different title. This is the second time this has happened to me with a Nevil Shute book. I hate it when publishers do this just to sell more books. BAH!