By Nevil Shute
Nevil Shute’s so much liked novel, a story of affection and struggle, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle in the course of global warfare II to the rugged Australian outback.
Jean Paget, a tender Englishwoman dwelling in Malaya, is captured through the invading eastern and compelled on a brutal seven-month dying march with dozens of alternative girls and kids. many years after the struggle, Jean is again in England, the nightmare at the back of her. even if, an unforeseen inheritance evokes her to come to Malaya to offer whatever again to the villagers who stored her lifestyles. however it seems that they have got a present for her to boot: the inside track that the younger Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his existence to assist the ladies, had miraculously survived. Jean’s look for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost referred to as Willstown, the place she reveals a problem that may draw on all of the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her via her war-time ordeals.
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A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute