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"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 the cost of his life....

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This classic novel is a heart-rending story of human fortitude set in the jungles of Malaya during the Japanese occupation, where a group of European women and children struggles to survive on a forced march.



About the Author

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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Frosty Pink Lipstick, March 1, 2014 (view all comments by Frosty Pink Lipstick)
A friend gave me this book after a coworker raved about "The Bridges of Madison County" being the best love story ever written. "A Town Like Alice" is so much richer and more complex than "The Bridges of Madison County." This is a spectacular love story, filled with seemingly insurmountable obstacles that the characters find a way to overcome. It has stuck with me through the years, particularly the lesson that if something or someone is important to you, NEVER give up. A very satisfying read!
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cuillin, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by cuillin)
Here is a book that has been around for a while but is as timely now as when it was written. This is a story of love and faith but most of all patience. The characters are sympathetic, brave, kind and generous. The story unfolds when an British lawyer is asked to administer the will of a man who left a legacy to his niece. The niece, a survivor of a WWII Japanese prison camp, has a dream. The inheritance allows her to embark on a journey into the past as well as a plan for her future.
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Literature-A to Z
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