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A Town Like Alice

Shute, Nevil (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Town Like Alice


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"A tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback." -- Cover, p.4.
Authors: Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960
Title: A town like Alice
Publisher: New York :, Vintage International,, c2010
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed. Feb. 2010 2009 ed
Characteristics: 350 p. ;,21cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nevil Shute
Notes: First published serially in two installments in Woman's home companion, N.Y. (Apr. and May 1950). First published in book form as A town like Alice, London: William Heinemann; and as The Legacy, New York: Wm. Morrow, 1950. This "2009 ed." first published in slightly different form in Gr. Britain by Vintage Books. -- T.p. verso
Summary: "A tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback." -- Cover, p.4.
Additional Contributors: Shute, Nevil - Legacy - 1899-1960
ISBN: 9780307474001
0307474003
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHUTE 2010
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Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • JackieFC13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was amazing! My grandfather sent it to me as one of his "good friends". He was right, it is now one of mine that I will recommend to friends! It was a wonderful book. A story about courage, survival,adventure, love, and personal growth. Who wouldn't wanna read a book like that? I don't even know how to describe other than just pick it up and give it a shot. :)

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  • arnold47 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Probably Neville Shute Norway's best wartime book and second onl;y to On The Beach as his most memorable.

Report This Oct 16, 2013
  • allisonmaginot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely loved this book. I've never read much about Australia, but through the author's vivid depictions of the outback the country came to life. Great story about a courageous young woman, a thoughtful older man, and a brave Aussie...all characters who teach about human sacrifice and kindness.

be nice if the library added the dvd for this title.

Report This Dec 29, 2012
  • rgally rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just finished my 2nd reading of this wonderful story of love and hardship and endurance. Also love the made for TV version of it from the 80s with Bryan Brown and Helen Morse (?). Highly recommended! Shute was a very talented writer of tales of WW2 - worth looking for his other works

Report This Oct 02, 2012
  • phoebewarren rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a good book. The BBC made a series out of it that is wonderful.

Report This Jul 10, 2012
  • Oc2seattle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful story of love, fortitude and the building up of an outback town.

Report This Aug 12, 2011
  • elwright rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Also published as A Town Like Alice.

Report This Jun 21, 2010
  • Bells rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In his sparse, straightfoward style, Shute tells an unforgettable story of unbelievable hardships and an enduring love. Brilliant.

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