- Author:Nevil Shute
- Publisher:General Publishing Company, Limited (1989)
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A Town Like Alice (United States title: The Legacy) is a romance novel by Nevil Shute, published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia.
A Town Like Alice (United States title: The Legacy) is a romance novel by Nevil Shute, published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia. 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" .
Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), A Town Like Alice (1950), and On the Beach (1957). He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. In his spare time he began writing and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926, using the name Nevil Shute to protect his engineering career. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they had two daughters.
Town Like Alice, A. by. Nevil Shute. A dramatisation of Shute's romantic novel, set during WW2 in Malaya, and then after the war in London and Australia. Not, in my opinion, one of Shute's finest.
Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice is complex and intriguing novel. This version is more a comic book version. 22 people found this helpful.
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