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Pied Piper

Shute, Nevil (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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John Howard is determined to brighten up his old age by taking a fishing trip to France. However, during his stay the Nazis invade and he is forced to try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends who are forced to stay behind in order to help the Allied war effort.
Authors: Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960
Title: Pied piper
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 303 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nevil Shute
Notes: Originally published: 1941
Summary: John Howard is determined to brighten up his old age by taking a fishing trip to France. However, during his stay the Nazis invade and he is forced to try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends who are forced to stay behind in order to help the Allied war effort.
ISBN: 0307474011
9780307474018
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHUTE 2010
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 France Fiction Rescues Fiction Abandoned children Fiction British France Fiction Older men Fiction
Genre/Form: War stories
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Rescues
Abandoned children
British
Older men
LCCN: 2010021565
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At the outbreak of World War II, Englishman John Howard goes on a fishing holiday in France. His efforts to return to the safety of England are hampered by a growing collection of children who are entrusted to his care.


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Apr 15, 2010
  • Bells rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

After reading two of his novels, I am addicted to his books. In this book, an elderly Englishman visiting France must take a group of children safely across the border into England just as the Germans are invading. Brilliantly written.

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