A Town Like Alice

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
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"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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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

Noel Strachan is an elderly lawyer in charge of Jean Paget’s estate, Jean is a survivor of a death march from World War II in Asia, and Joe Harmon is an Australian soldier hanged on a cross for ... Read full review

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I'm so glad I finally got to this book! This fiction story, written in 1950, is the telling of Miss Jean Paget and her life beginning in England as a child, a prisoner of war in Malaya during WWII in ... 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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