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by Nevil Shute
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    Nevil Shute
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    Ballantine Books; 5th Printing edition (November 12, 1981)
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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).

Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. 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.

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" .

A Town Like Alice book. Nevil Shute's most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. 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.

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.

A Town Like Alice is a multi-hour 1981 Australian television adaptation of Nevil Shute's famous novel of the same name. Produced by the Seven Network, and directed by David Stevens, it was the 2nd major adaptation of the book. PagesMediaTV & filmTV ProgrammeA Town Like Alice 1981About.

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.

A Town Like Alice is a classic romance (among other things), by Nevil Shute. It was published in 1950, and reflects the bias and prejudices of its time, but it’s also a powerful book about a smart, tough, resourceful young woman. A Town Like Alice is really three stories. Jean Paget, a young woman living in England after WWII, is left a great deal of money by a distant relative.

Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback.

"A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance."HARPER'SA TOWN LIKE ALICE tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her--even at the cost of his life....

TRASH--THIS IS NOT, REPEAT NOT!!!, THE NEVIL SHUTE BOOK. This should not be sold by Amazon. This is someone's junior-high-rewrite summary of the book, not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions. This has a controlled vocabulary, shortened simple sentences, and a totally skewed chronology, not even close to the original--it makes anyone who has read the true novel FIGHTING MAD to see this advertised/sold as Shute's actual work. THIS IS NOT THE NEVIL SHUTE NOVEL, THIS IS A TRAVESTY. There is another listing for A Town Like Alice on Amazon, and that is the one you want to buy. Download a sample first, and make sure you have the correct one--it starts off dryly, with legal information, but in the first paragraph you find out that the narrator is the solicitor (lawyer) who will be contacting Jean about her inheritance and the story starts off, returning to the Pacific theatre of war and her later life in Australia. AMAZON, TAKE IT OFF--QUIT SELLING IT AND ADVERTISING IT. THIS IS A BETRAYAL BOTH OF THE AUTHOR AND OF ALL YOUR READERS.
I'm not sure what's going on, but I purchased this Kindle edition of 'A Town Like Alice' and Nevil Shute did not write whatever was delivered to my Kindle. The book has been a longtime favorite of mine, and this version is written like a child's text book. Very strange and disappointing. I'm going to try to find the real version... so I suggest that if you want to buy the authentic version, order a sample first. If it does not begin in a British solicitor's office, you've got the wrong one.
This is not A TOWN LIKE ALICE. It is not even an abridged version. It is a 100 page synopsis written like a middle school "D" student's book report. Do not buy this version. I was anticipating the pleasure of reading a much loved favorite. I feel cheated and misled. Amazon, if you must sell this, tell your customers what they are spending their time and money on, and that it is not what is advertised. This cover illustration shows a soldier in silhouette. Can I submit this with 0 stars?
This is not a real book. I don't know who the audience is, but the book is an abridged version (to put it kindly - it is actually more like a Cliff Notes version). I have returned it for a full refund from Amazon. Hopefully, someone there will realize that there is some problem with this listing. One reader also noted the same problem with Kindle version, which is why I bought the print version.
Warning to those familiar with Nevil Shute. This version is not the original version. It is more like a children's book. It is told in a whole different voice and manner and if you are older than 12, you are going to be terribly disappointed. Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice is complex and intriguing novel. This version is more a comic book version. Unfortunately it appears that the original in not available on Kindle .... possibly in some other format tho. I returned my copy for full refund. Thank you Amazon.
Update: there is a kindle version of the original at Amazon:
For further confirmation, you want the book that begins: "James Macfadden died ..."
This one-star review is ONLY for the specific Kindle edition which has “(Illustrated)” after the title, with the scenic photograph on the cover.

Do NOT buy this edition. I wanted to re-read this book , which is worthy of five stars. I zipped through this poor version in about an hour, asking myself over and over, “but where is the part about…?”

This is a badly condensed version that I suppose is intended for 5th graders, or lower. They should have called it "Dick and Jane visit Malaya and Australia." All the details, human interest, descriptions, and at least half of the story, are missing. There is nothing there either to horrify, or to lift the heart.

The unabridged version has 11 chapters; the first 5 cover before, during, and just after the war, and the last 6 take place in Australia.

This edition sums up most of the story in those last 6 chapters in 7 short paragraphs. Seven. Paragraphs. I would add the emoji which runs around tearing its hair out, if I could.

Let's see what I can do with Harry Potter: "There was a boy named Harry. His aunt and uncle were mean to him. One day he found out he was a wizard. He went to wizarding school. He found out that a bad wizard wanted a Stone. It was hidden at the school. The bad wizard tried to steal the Stone. Harry and the bad wizard fought. Harry won. He was happy." There you have it; the first Harry Potter book, as re-written by the unimaginative producers of this awful edition.

I have now bought the version another reviewer recommended, with a drawing of Jean on one side of the cover, on a black background. The beginning is the one I remember, not the terse "Jeans Early Life" (note the missing apostrophe) in this boring condensed version.

Don't even buy this one for your kids, unless you want them to shun reading, and/or Nevil Shute's books, for the rest of their lives.
I would not have purchased the book if I had realized that it was a most unimaginative condensation, not the original book. It is little more than a plot summary. Nevil Shute is a fine writer and the original book ,which I have read several times before is a fine book. This however is not the real book. Kindle should be ashamed to sell this as if it was the original. I would not recommend it to anyone. Go to your library and get a copy.
Complete BS! Children's book although I read about it to ensure I was getting the right version! DO NOT BUY THIS unless you want a 120 page large-type watered down shadow of the story. I am livid. I literally researched the various products on Amazon before spending my time and money on this particular part number AND STILL WAS DUPED. Absolute robbery. Disgusted with this vendor, with Amazon for not better screening their description and with myself for trusting.