6 edition of A Town Like Alice found in the catalog.
November 12, 1981 by Ballantine Books .
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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/5().
A Town Like Alice is a "bonza" book (as one of its main characters, Joe Hardman of Australia, would say) about two love stories, two adventures A Town Like Alice book two remarkable characters inspired by a real-life man and woman who displayed remarkable bravery during WWII/5.
Neville Shute Norway is a wonderful story teller & A Town Like Alice is a real page turner of a book. I enjoyed the film but whereas the film concentrates on the war years the book continues after & tells of Jean Pagets marriage to Joe Harman & how she creates a life for herself & family in Australia/5().
A Town Like Alice Paperback – December 1, by Nevil Shute (Author)/5(3). A heart-rending story of strength in adversity, A Town Like Alice is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan/5(83).
Free download or read online A Town Like Alice pdf (ePUB) book. The A Town Like Alice book 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.
Download A Town Like Alice free in PDF & EPUB format. Download Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. Was Nevil Shute, A Town Like Alice book of 'A Town like Alice' a racist, or was he just recording the attitudes of the time. I did not enjoy reading this book because of the disrespectful attitude towards the aborigines.
There was not one positive thing mentioned about them as far as I. "A town like Alice" by bboulo (see profile) 04/11/ I'm amazed I never read this timeless book before. It's a classic and shock it's not on more must read book list.
It's amazing story of the strength of women surviving against all odds. And love found 5/5(5). Neville Shute Norway is a wonderful story teller & A Town Like Alice is a real page turner of a book.
I enjoyed the film but whereas the film concentrates on the war years the book continues after & tells of Jean Pagets marriage to Joe Harman & how she creates a life for herself & family in Australia/5(K).
A Town Like Alice is a classic romance (among other things), by Nevil Shute. It was published inand reflects the bias and prejudices of its time, but it’s also a powerful book about a smart, tough, resourceful young woman.
Published in when Shute had recently settled into Australia, A Town Like Alice tells the story of Jean Paget in post World War II London, who unexpectedly comes into an inheritance from her deceased uncle.
She is informed of this windfall by solicitor Noel Strachan, from whose point of view the story is. Nevil Shute Norway was a popular British novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer.
He used Nevil Shute as his pen name, and his full name in his engineering career, in order to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels/5. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.
This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. British-Australian author Nevil Shute’s historical romance novel A Town Like Alice. 'A Town Like Alice' (aka The Legacy) tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a wartime Japanese 'death march', and an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her - even at the cost of his life.
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. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children.
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.
When Douglas Macfadden dies in Scotland, his. 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. 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 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.
A Town Like Alice This book represents a touching story of two people - a young lady who was lucky to survive a Japanese “death march” during World War II and a soldier from Australia who suggested her his help and sacrificed his life for her/5(6).
Read any Nevil Shute book you can get your hands on. Nevil Shute writes every character with quiet kindness and intelligence. He clearly loved travel and people from all walks of life and cultures.
You will read 'A town like Alice' and fall in love with Shutes writing. Deborah Ross /5(4). 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. 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. Directed by Jack Lee. With Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe.
A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war/10(K). A Town Like Alice (U.S.
title: The Legacy) is a novel by the British author Nevil Shute about a young Englishwoman in Malaya during World War II and in outback Australia post-war. A Town Like Alice is a British drama film produced by Joseph Janni and starring Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch that is based on the novel by Nevil Shute.
The film does not follow the whole novel, concluding at the end of Part Two and truncating or omitting much detail. It Music by: Matyas Seiber. 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 Size: KB.
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A Town Like Alice is a tale of an ordinary woman’s extraordinary life in the face of various Paget, a British woman working as a typist at a shoe and handbag manufacturer is twenty-seven years old when she inherits a nice little fortune from a long forgotten great-uncle.
Audience Reviews for A Town Like Alice (Rape of Malaya) When I saw the Bryan Brown version of this film, maybe 20 years ago or more, I never considered the possibility that it was a 5/5(2). Books similar to A Town Like Alice A Town Like Alice.
by Nevil Shute. avg. rating Ratings. 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. 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.
A Town Like Alice is one of my very favorites. I come back to it time and again, whenever I need to lose myself in the heat of Malaysia or the dust of Australia. This book is so well written that I can feel the stones in the road as Jean marches along with the other women in their "Death March".5/5(5).
: A Town Like Alice: DJ may have small chips and tears. Book will have been read but remains clean. Cover may have light wear or slight soiling.
Pages may be slightly tanned. May contain inscriptions but text pages will be free from Range: $ - $ Published in book form in Great Britain as A Town Like Alice by William Heinemann Ltd., London, and in the United States as The Legacy by William Morrow & Co.
Inc., New York, in This edition first published in slightly different form in Great Britain by Vintage Books, an imprint of The Random House Group Limited, London.4/5(32).
#1: What work do Jean and the other British women do following their march until the end of the war. #2: Whose baby does Jean care for during her march as a prisoner.
#3: What is Joe's dying request of the Japanese commander. #4: What is Jean's profession before her inheritance. A Town Like Alice is a novel by the Australian author Nevil Shute. It tells the story of Jean Paget; as a prisoner of war in Malaya during World War II and then her return to Malaya after the war where she discovers something that leads her on the search for romance and to a small outback community in Australia where she sets out to turn it into 'a town like Alice'.
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/ A heart-rending story of strength in adversity, A Town Like Alice is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute is multi-layered expat novel, which was made into a TV mini-series in It has been one of my favorites for a long time, not only because of the expat themes, but because it also features a strong female protagonist who overcomes some truly daunting obstacles.
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.
(From the Paperback edition).If you could sum up A Town Like Alice in three words, what would they be? 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 .