The Far Country

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Random House, Jan 26, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages
24 Reviews
A young English woman leaves her ageing parents to visit friends living in the Australian outback. She falls in love, both with the country and with Carl, a doctor and Czech refugee. Brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.

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I always love his writing. - Goodreads
Essentially a love story but so much more. - Goodreads
Classic Shute writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carole Hazell - Goodreads

Interesting in many ways, the social/historical perspectives provide the background against which we can compare current events with those occurring 60 years ago, or more. Very well documented by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robin Winter - Goodreads

I was willing to move along slowly with this story and its disparate characters, all well-realized and believable, but I had the impression that the author himself was not focused on pulling his plot ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Nevil Shute Norway 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. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death on 12 January 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), No Highway (1948), A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957).

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