The Far Country

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages
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When a young Englishwoman named Jennifer Morton leaves London to visit relatives on their sheep ranch in the Australian outback, she falls in love both with the gloriously beautiful country and with Carl, a Czech refugee who was a doctor in his own land and now works as a lumberjack. They are brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, but 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  - Pamela - Goodreads

Did the Australian Tourism Board commission Shute to write this book? There is nothing whatsoever wrong with a writer showing a strong love of his setting as Shute does in the other books of his I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fiona - Goodreads

"He is a bad man and not serious, only when he cuts off people's legs and they die. I do not know why you go out with him." This novel should have been titled "The Virtues Of Australia in the mid ... Read full review

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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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