Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute’s path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shutes novels can be found in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir.
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Review: Slide RuleUser Review - David P - Goodreads
Let there be no mistake: this is an old book, out of print, the life story of Nevil Shute. If you can find it in a library or on a second-hand book rack, by all means, get it. Nevil Shute was a ... Read full review
Review: Slide RuleUser Review - Christopher Bounds - Goodreads
After many years, it has been a pleasure to pick this book up and read this story of the early years of aviation. Shute is a much under-valued writer these days, particularly in Australia, where he ... Read full review