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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Story of courage and love.

User Review  - marie1910 - Overstock.com

I saw the TV production PBS did years ago and it was great. The book is better. A young woman living through very hard times during WW II and coming out of it without bitterness. She found her ... Read full review

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There is a lot to like about "A Town Like Alice", notably the protagonist, Jean Paget. But the clumsy framing story and, especially, the appalling racism towards the Aboriginal characters in the last ... 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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