A town like Alice ; (and), Pied piper ; (and), The far country ; (and), The chequer board ; (and), No highway

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A Town Like Alice by Aussie author Nevil Shute is an exceptional tale. Based on the true story of Dutch women and children captured by the Japanese in Sumatra, Shute met the strong, courageous woman who led the group through the jungle, and wanted to honour her with this story.

Hence Jean Paget was born. Originally published inA Town Like Alice is a classic I highly recommend/5(K). A Town Like Alice is one of those books I love beyond reason. It contains courage, determination when the odds are against you, and taking action to change others' lives and the world around you for the better.

It has some bittersweet moments, as well as a little bit of romance. Nevil Shute based this novel on a WWII story he had heard abou/5. 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 His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (), A Town Like Alice (), and On the Beach ().Brand: th.

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British-Australian author Nevil Shute’s historical romance novel A Town Like Alice () is about Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman who becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II being held in British Malaya. After being freed, she moves to Australia to be with him, using her financial inheritance to try to turn a small Outback community into a prosperous town — “A Town like Alice”.

A Town Like Alice is narrated by a London attorney, Noel Strachan, who oversees a trust that is bestowed on a young woman, Jean Paget, that he must oversee, at her late uncle’s behest, until she turns The choice of narrator is a topic ripe for discussion, because while Jean comes across as a truly remarkable woman the narration manages to.

A Town Like Alice tells the story of a plucky young Englishwoman who becomes a legend in Malaya during World War II, inherits a fortune, marries her true love, and wisely uses her money to transform an Australian ghost town into a thriving community.

To ask other readers questions about A Town Like Alice, please sign up. Answered Questions (7) I see there is a mini-series from based on this and a movie from with Peter Finch. Author Nevil Shute | Submitted by: Jane Kivik Free download or read online A Town Like Alice pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Nevil Shute. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5.

A Town Like Alice - A 's exciting story, of a woman who has such success, vision, courage and determination. A classic suitable for any book club. Set in both Malaysia and then the Australian outback, it's easy to see why A Town Like Alice is so well known and a classic.

It has a compelling story (set after the war in the 's) and has all the key elements that make for a great book - sorrow, hope.

About this Item: William Heinemann Ltd, London, First edition of Shute's classic romance novel. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Armorial bookplate.

Published in when Shute had newly settled in Australia, A Town Like Alice follows the story of Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman who becomes romantically involved with a fellow prisoner of World War II in Malaya, and after.

About A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. 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 His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (), A Town Like Alice (), and On the Beach ().4/5(61). A Town Like Alice (Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Vol.1 ) The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

Published by The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. John Atkinson Fine & Rare Books | A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in A very good book without inscriptions. Some fading to the spine. In a very good dust wrapper which has some internal repair and some light chipping to the corners and spine tips.

Some creasing to the top of the rear panel. Presents well and becoming scarce. A Town like Alice tells the story of the British Jean Paget. She works as an expat in Malaysia when the Second World War starts.

Jean is captured by the Japanese with a large group of women and children. The Japanese actually don’t know what to do with this group. A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance. 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 3/5(1).

'Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language remarkable' Guardian Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle - an /5(35).

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Fast forward from the Malayan death march, we find Jean utilizing the skills she acquired to turn an outpost in Australia into a town like Alice. Jean is not the only heroine of the novel though; written in the 's it is full of heroic women, who did the right thing, not the easiest.

It. A Town Like Alice appears to be a war novel on the surface, being published inbut it was written when he was presumably doing some traveling in southeast Asia and Australia. The level and depth of his writing in Alice shows that he was indeed learning to draw upon his own experiences to create critically acclaimed works.

Description 'Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language remarkable' Guardian Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins/5(K).

A Town Like Alice (Book): Shute, Nevil: "A tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback." -- Cover, p On the whole though, my father tends to read fact-based books, whereas I’m a fan of fiction.

Thus when he recently lent me A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, number 37 in the BBC’s Big Read, I had little, if any expectations. With Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Alison. Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades.

From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia. Based on Nevil Shute's international bestselling novel A TOWN LIKE ALICE /10(21). About the Book A Town Like Alice, a novel written inis intertwined with romance and economic development.

Jean Paget, an adolescent Englishwoman, becomes romantically involved with a fellow WWII prisoner, Joe Harmon, in Malaya (Now the western portion of Malaysia). After they are liberated she emigrates to Australia to be with him.

What makes A Town Like Alice such a great book to read is the completion of an interesting and complex storyline. A Town Like Alice takes place in England, Malaysia and Australia. The first part of the story occurs during World War II. That part of Nevil Shute's story is somewhat historically correct.

Discussion Questions for A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute Galesburg Public Library Tuesday Book Club November 1. Did you like the book. If so, what was your favorite part of the book. If not, why not. While talking to the narrator, Jean says: People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books.

A Town Like Alice has all the ingredients for a most remarkable book: strong characters, plot development based on fact, and the intrigue offered by foreign lands. Years ago, I saw the Australian mini-series of this novel, and was enthralled.

I read the book at that time, and loved it/5(3). A town like alice book The 48 laws of power book free, Start by marking “A Town Like Alice” as Want to Read: Nevil Shute's most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback.

See all 9 questions about A Town Like Alice/. Book Review – A Town Like Alice. A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute, is a novel I have heard about since childhood yet until recently I had not read it.

Having done so, I realise what I’ve missed. The story, narrated by her solicitor, Noel Strachan, follows Jean Paget, daughter of a Scotswoman and an English army captain. 'Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language A Town Like Alice Possibly the best book I have ever read.

More Books by Nevil Shute See All. On The Beach. On The Beach. Trustee from the Toolroom. In the Wet. /5(42).If you could sum up A Town Like Alice in three words, what would they be?

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I really enjoyed this book and was surprised that it was written long ago. A good book to listen to while children are in the car.

Loved the Australian accents but some of the Aussie slang was very repetitive. 11 .