A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice
Title A Town Like Alice PDF eBook
Author Nevil Shute
Publisher Vintage
Total Pages 370
Release 2010-02-09
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0307474003

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From the hugely acclaimed author of On the Beach—a tale of love and war that follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. • “Entertaining ... Dramatic ... Shute is a natural and effective story-teller.” —The New York Times Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice
Title A Town Like Alice PDF eBook
Author Nevil Shute
Publisher
Total Pages 95
Release 1992
Genre Australia
ISBN 9780435272173

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En gruppe europæiske kvinder drives som krigsfanger rundt i det japansk-besatte Malaya under 2. verdenskrig. Da en af dem efter krigen vender tilbage, erfarer hun, at hendes redningsmand stadig lever og hun beslutter at efterspore ham

Round the Bend

Round the Bend
Title Round the Bend PDF eBook
Author Nevil Shute
Publisher Alien Ebooks
Total Pages 484
Release 2023-03-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1667602799

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Round the Bend follows the life of Tom Cutter, an Englishman who becomes a pilot and settles in the Middle East after World War II. Tom starts an air freight business and becomes fascinated by the spiritual beliefs of the local Muslim population, which leads him to start his own religion called "The Way." Through his travels and teachings, Tom attracts a group of devoted followers and becomes a spiritual leader. However, his unconventional beliefs and practices lead to conflict with some of the more traditional religious and political authorities in the region. Despite the challenges he faces, Tom remains committed to his beliefs and the pursuit of a more peaceful and harmonious world. The novel explores themes of religion, spirituality, cultural differences, and the clash between tradition and modernity.

Ruined City

Ruined City
Title Ruined City PDF eBook
Author Nevil Shute
Publisher Alien Ebooks
Total Pages 283
Release 2023-03-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1667602802

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Ruined City chronicles the struggles of a British aviation company called the United Airways in the aftermath of World War II. The story follows the company's new managing director, Peter Moran, as he tries to revive the struggling airline. Moran's efforts are hindered by various challenges, including labor strikes, financial troubles, and competition from other airlines. As Moran works to turn the company around, he also becomes involved in a romantic relationship with a woman named Mary. The novel explores themes of business ethics, loyalty, love, and the struggles of post-war society. Ultimately, Moran's determination and ingenuity help him to overcome the obstacles he faces and to bring success to the United Airways.

Marazan

Marazan
Title Marazan PDF eBook
Author Nevil Shute
Publisher DigiCat
Total Pages 202
Release 2022-07-21
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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"Marazan" is the first novel by the British author Nevil Shute. It tells the story of Philip Stenning, a commercial pilot trained during the First World War. As his plane crashes, Philip is rescued by an escaped convict, Denis Compton, who turns out to have been framed for embezzlement by his Italian half-brother, Baron Rodrigo Mattani. The latter has a business in the drug trade in England. Upon learning, Philip Stenning sets out to help his savior clear his name and break the drug ring.

A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice
Title A Town Like Alice PDF eBook
Author Nevil Shute
Publisher Alien Ebooks
Total Pages 439
Release 2023-03-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1667602675

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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 with 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 takes a leading role in the group of prisoners. The Japanese refuse all responsibility for the group and march them from one village to another.

In the Wet

In the Wet
Title In the Wet PDF eBook
Author Nevil Shute
Publisher Alien Ebooks
Total Pages 416
Release 2023-03-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 166760273X

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In the Wet is a science fiction novel set in a future Australia where a charismatic pilot named David Anderson becomes a national hero after he flies a mission to save a group of people during a devastating flood. The story is told through the eyes of various characters who are connected to Anderson, including his wife, his brother, and a young girl who becomes his protégé. Along the way, the novel explores themes of love, loyalty, faith, and the importance of following one's own moral compass. Ultimately, "In the Wet" is a touching story of one man's journey to make a difference in the world, and the impact he has on the lives of those around him.