A Town Like Alice (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2010 - Fiction
942 Reviews
"A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance."
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A 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....


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It's a love story, but it's not a typical love story. - Goodreads
I wasn't taken by the writing style. - Goodreads
A good story with a good ending! - Goodreads
Great story and strong character development. - Goodreads
This is a good read with several plot turns. - Goodreads
Wonderful storytelling. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Megan Simmons miller - Goodreads

I found the first half of this book hard to put down and would have easily given it 4 stars but in the end it was 70 pages too long. The women and children who were marched across Malaya (which was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wanda Brenni - Goodreads

I fully enjoyed reading this book in that it brought back memories of the wonderful BBC miniseries; but the author fell quite short in his grand attempts to portray just a unique, intelligent ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
39
Section 3
152
Section 4
174
Section 5
255
Section 6
353
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About the author (2010)

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 he 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. 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 in 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), A Town Like Alice (1950), and On the Beach (1957).


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