A Town Like Alice by Nevil ShuteNevil Shutes 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 few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. Jeans travels leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.
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In stock can be shipped within 3 days. When Jean and Joe, played admirably by Helen Morse and Bryan Brown, first meet, it is in the very trying conditions of war. After a separation of several years, they are reunited only to have their love tested again by the conditions of the land around them. Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. Meeting in Malaya--sh an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness.
Thought other Shutists might be interested that "Stephen Morris" unabridged audiobook is now available through iTunes and audible. Joins "Town like Alice" and "On the Beach". Since Oprah has now completed her Australian trip, it is time to continue the campaign! I have sent a copy of Alice to her and if she reads it, our work is done! In the meantime, please continue our Alice effort by sending a brief letter to Oprah at www. Throughout her books, which are set in Alaska, Dana Stabenow drops hints about her favorite authors. Kate the protagonist had already checked out the title.