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  • On The Beach
    On The Beach (English, Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    After the war is over, a radioactive cloud begins to sweep southwards on the winds, gradually poisoning everything in its path. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from the United States and the submarine must set sail through the bleak ocean to search for signs of life.

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  • Trustee from the Toolroom
    Trustee from the Toolroom (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Keith Stewart is an ordinary man. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a 2,000 mile voyage in a small yacht in inhospitable waters. His adventures and the colourful characters he meets on his journey make this book a marvellous tale of courage and friendship.

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  • Slide Rule
    Slide Rule (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s.

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  • Ruined City
    Ruined City (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Through a series of mishaps, Henry Warren, a recently divorced City financier, ends up in hospital in a Northern town ruined by the closure of its shipyard. Moved by the fate of the town's inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity.

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  • A Town Like Alice
    A Town Like Alice (English, Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ERIC LOMAXJean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result.

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  • Pied Piper
    Pied Piper (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    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. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons.

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  • Requiem for a Wren
    Requiem for a Wren (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    The mysterious death of a young woman on an Australian farm reveals a heartrending story of doomed wartime romance Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death on 12 January 1960.

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  • No Highway
    No Highway (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicous aircraft engineer whose eccentric interests in quantum mechanics and spiritualism are frowned upon in aviation circles. But when a passenger plane crashes in unexplained circumstances, Honey must convince his superiors that his unorthodox theories are correct before more lives are lost.

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  • The Far Country
    The Far Country (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    A young English woman leaves her ageing parents to visit friends living in the Australian outback. She falls in love, both with the country and with Carl, a doctor and Czech refugee. Brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.

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  • Most Secret
    Most Secret (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    In their trusty fishing boat Genevieve, armed with a flame thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army after the fall of France in World War II.

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  • Landfall
    Landfall (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Jerry Chambers, a fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine. He is reprimanded and sent to a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb, a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about clearing her lover's name...but will she be too late?

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  • Pastoral
    Pastoral (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    During the Second World War, Peter Marshall's crew become one of the most successful bombing teams in their Oxfordshire airbase. However, when Peter falls in love with a young WAAF officer, his concentration begins to suffer and it looks as though his perfect run of missions - and his life - may be threatened.

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  • In the Wet
    In the Wet (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    It is the rainy season. Drunk and delirious, an old man lies dying in the Queensland bush. In his opium-hazed last hours, a priest finds his deserted shack and listens to his last words. Half-awake and half-dreaming the old man tells the story of an adventure set decades in the future, in a very different world...

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  • What Happened to the Corbetts
    What Happened to the Corbetts (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he describes the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults.

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  • Beyond the Black Stump
    Beyond the Black Stump (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    If somewhere is 'beyond the black stump' it means it is in the deepest darkest wilds of the Australian outback. However, when Mollie travels to America to visit him the couple realise that their differences in background make their plans for a future together hard to realise.

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  • An Old Captivity
    An Old Captivity (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford don who has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic - and still less with his beautiful but stubborn daughter, Alix.But once the three of them reach the treacherous shores of Greenland their destinies are inextricably bound by the events that unfold there.

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  • The Rainbow and the Rose
    The Rainbow and the Rose (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    When Johnny Pascoe attempts to rescue a sick girl from the Tasmanian outback his plane crashes leaving him dangerously injured. As he waits overnight at Pascoe's house in order to try again the next day Clarke revisits the past of this unusual man - and reveals the shocking and tragic secrets that have influenced his life.

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  • The Chequer Board
    The Chequer Board (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    John Turner, a young man with a chequered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: an snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I.

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  • Marazan
    Marazan (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    After Philip Stenning is involved in a near-fatal plane crash, he feels he owes a debt of gratitude to the man who rescued him. However, his mysterious saviour is an escaped convict, and his determination to help him leads Stenning into a tense and dramatic adventure of intrigue, drug-running and murder.

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  • Stephen Morris
    Stephen Morris (Paperback) Nevil Shute Norway

    INCLUDES THE NOVEL PILOTAGEStephen Morris has just called off his engagement to the girl of his dreams because he is a penniless graduate with no prospects. In Pilotage, Stephen's navigator Peter Dennison is struggling with the same problem. These two early novels draw on Nevil Shute's own experiences as a young engineer.

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