Novels by Nevil Shute

Novels by Nevil Shute
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 25. Chapters: An Old Captivity, A Town Like Alice, Beyond the Black Stump, In the Wet, Landfall: A Channel Story, Lonely Road (novel), Marazan, Most Secret, No Highway, On the Beach (novel), Pastoral (novel), Pied Piper (1942 novel), Requiem for a Wren, Round the Bend (1951 novel), Ruined City (novel), So Disdained, Stephen Morris (novel), The Chequer Board, The Far Country (1952 novel), The Rainbow and the Rose, Trustee from the Toolroom, Vinland the Good, What Happened to the Corbetts. Excerpt: A Town Like Alice (U.S. title: The Legacy) is a novel by the British-Australian author Nevil Shute. The story of a young Englishwoman, told by her elderly solicitor and trustee, about her time as a prisoner in Malaya during World War II and her new post-war life in Australia, in a small outback community which she sets out to turn into 'a town like Alice' i.e. Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. It was first published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia. The story falls broadly into three parts. In Post-World War II London, Jean Paget, a secretary in a leather-goods factory, is informed by solicitor Noel Strachan that she has inherited a considerable sum of money from an uncle she never knew. But the solicitor is now her trustee and she only has the use of the income until she inherits absolutely, at the age of thirty-five, several years in the future. In the firm's interest, but increasingly for his own personal interest, Strachan acts as her guide and advisor. Jean decides that her priority is to build a well in a Malayan village. The second part of the story flashes back to Jean's experiences during the War, when she was working in Malaya at the time the Japanese invaded and was taken prisoner together with a group of women and children. As she speaks Malay fluently, Jean...

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