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    Nevil Shute
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    House of Stratus Ltd (January 1, 2000)
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    340 pages
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Home Nevil Shute The Chequer Board. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32. Contents.

The Chequer Board is a novel by Nevil Shute, first published in the United Kingdom in 1947 by William Heinemann Ltd. The novel deals fairly with the question of racism within the US forces during World War II and portrays black characters with great. The novel deals fairly with the question of racism within the US forces during World War II and portrays black characters with great sympathy and support. This novel may shock you, but not for any of the usual reasons. The clear vision of this swift-moving, heart-warming story will give you a glimpse of what the brotherhood of man might mean.

The Chequer Board book. Nevil Shute has by now, in this his twelfth book, broken into his stride and is indeed now ‘A Prince of Story Telling’. This is a beautiful read with scenes in exotic locations

The Chequer Board book. This is a beautiful read with scenes in exotic locations. It tells of a man, John Turner, who has not long to live.

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.

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He was obsessed with the idea that his extravagance in going out to Burma must not leave his wife the poorer; whatever else he did, he must cover the cost of that journey before strength failed. And strength was failing, patently and rather fast. He was plagued with headaches and with fits of dizziness.

Chequers - This article is about the British Prime Minister s residence. For the board games, see Draughts. For other uses, see Checkers (disambiguation).

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Tell us about these books. The Chequer Board by Nevil Shute (1947). Tis all a Chequer Board of Nights and Days Where Destiny with men for pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays.

The Chequer Board by Nevile Shute is another fine example of this author’s work Nevil Shute was born on 17 January 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford.

The Chequer Board by Nevile Shute is another fine example of this author’s work. This is a multi-part story telling of the experience of John Taylor, whom the doctors have given just one year to live. Nevil Shute was born on 17 January 1899 in Ealing, London. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926.

John Turner, who has had a head injury in an air crash, is told that he has only a year to live. He decides to spend his last months making the journey to Rangoon, Burma, in a flying boat to rescue a friend who has gone native.

It seems that every book I read by this author is better than the ones before. That's probably not true since I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them, including this gem. So far I have never been disappointed and plan to listen to all that are recorded as audiobooks. Perhaps, if I can ever find time to sit down and actually read a print book, I'll delve into even those that are not.

I am always sorry when I finish a Nevil Shute novel even though I compulsively listen as often and as long as I can which causes me to leave these wonderful characters sooner than I would like. And yet, each tale ends as it must and at the proper time. This one did as well.

What a treasured legacy this author has left, for me at least!
This in my opinion was classic Shute with a good story line and well presented in the Shute "style" a odd interesting read with the unveiling of the characters their personalities and careers. Like many Shute novels he once again manages to project good in many of his characters and often this cascades down to others in their circle of acquaintances and friends and as a reader it tends to have an effect also (at least on me)!! I think anyone who reads his novel Round the Bend cannot help but be influenced by the simplicity of the story. It seems I am now getting short of his novels to read and find that some of his shorter stories (which I will not buy) because in my opinion they are quite expensive.
It's a gloomy, rainy day and I am home alone. I recently bought a book from Amazon because several years ago I had enjoyed other books by this author. He is dead now but I had somehow missed reading this book. I made a cup of tea, cozied up with my favorite throw in an easy chair, and entered into War time England. I was immediately transported into the lives of the characters. I laughed and cried with them as they struggled with life and death in World War II. The totaly unexpected trip to Burma by a main character was a thrilling and suspenseful endind to a completely enjoyable book. Hours had passed but I couldn't put it down. I certainly had a crying good time!
Recommended by a new, friend I found this tale of a former British chairman with a terminal injury from the war one that held my interest. It is a tale which takes him to Burma but more importantly into the meaning of life. I will be reading more of Shute's works.
As with all of Neville Shute's books the characters are very interesting, and, as I understand the theme, it is about making the most of the days of one's life by integrating the important experiences of one's life into a coherent whole so that one has the sense of purpose about life, and that it has added up to something meaningful.
I recently purchased several copies of this book for our book club. It was very well-received by the group. Nevil Shute presents his characters with their flaws but also reveals their better natures. This particular work of his combines Shute's interest in race relations with stories about British people during the war. Our book club is a mixed-race group containing some members old enough to recal the strength of prejudice in the USA during the 1940s. To them, the attitudes portrayed in "The Chequer Board" ring true. They related personal experiences that were every bit as shocking as those in the book. For that alone, this book is valuable for showing how far our culture has progressed in racial tolerance since the 40s. But beyond that, this book is full of memorable images, personalities and adventures. It is one book that I can read over and over.
If reincarnation is true, in what form would Jackie Turner's spirit return?
If Christianity is true, would Jackie go to Heaven or Hell?
This is a fabulous book it captures scenes in so many different locales especially the ones from the Far East. It's the kind of book you hate to see end.
good, but not as good as "Trustee from the toolroom"