Nevil Shute

1 A Town Like Alice

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-02-09
Description :  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.<br /><br />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. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe 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.

2 On the Beach

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-02-09
Description :  "The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off."<br />THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE<br />They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....

3 On The Beach

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2015-10-15
Description :  After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. <i>On the Beach </i>is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.

4 A Town Like Alice

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-12
Description :  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.<br /><br /> 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. Jean's 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.

5 What Happened to the Corbetts

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2017-12-14
Description :  Originally published in 1939 and unavailable for over 2 years, a novel written just before the war, which prophetically describes how it would affect a town like Southampton.

6 Round the Bend

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-12-07
Description :  When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his international air freight business, he little realizes the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin soon proves to possess a charismatic power that inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter’s business expands across the Middle East and Asia, so does Shaklin’s fame, unifying people from a wide array of cultures and religions with his unusual blend of the practical and the spiritual.

7 Kindling

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-11-09
Description :  When Henry Warren, director of an English bank, lands by chance in a hospital in a bleak Northern town that has been ruined by the closure of its shipyard, he discovers nothing less than a new purpose for his life. 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. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.

8 No Highway

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-10-12
Description :  &#xa0;Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicuous engineer whose eccentric interests are frowned upon in aviation circles. When a passenger plane crashes in Newfoundland under unexplained circumstances, Honey is determined to prove his unorthodox theory about what went wrong to his superiors, before more lives are lost. But while flying to the crash scene to investigate, Honey discovers to his horror that he is on board one of the defective planes and that he and his fellow passengers, including a friendly young stewardess and an aging movie actress, are in imminent peril.

9 In the Wet

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-12-07
Description :  It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot&#xa0;known as “Pisspot Stevie” lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush. When a priest named Roger Hargreaves comes upon him, Stevie is smoking opium to relieve the pain of his last moments. The priest listens as Stevie, in an opium-fueled haze, begins to describe a very different life he once lived—not in the past, but decades in the future, as a mixed-race aviator who finds love and glory in service to the Queen. After Stevie’s death, as Hargreaves tries to sort dream from reality, he makes discoveries that cause him to wonder if he has been granted a glimpse beyond the veil.

10 Most Secret

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-02-01
Description :  Aboard a fishing boat named “Genevieve,” a small group of British officers and French fishermen—armed only with a flame thrower and small arms—plan a secret commando mission against the might of the German army after the fall of France in World War II. Each man has experienced a terrible loss of one kind or another, and each is fully prepared to face the risks of their desperate gesture of defiance. <i>Most Secret </i>is classic Shute: a thrilling tale of sacrifice and courage and the heroism of ordinary men that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

11 Mysterious Aviator

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-07-13
Description :  When Peter Moran, a former World War I pilot, picks up a man on the roadside while driving through a bitter rainy night, he is startled to discover that the bedraggled man is a wartime comrade of his who has just survived a crash landing. As he learns more about his old friend’s strange mission, Moran finds himself entangled in treasonous international plots, flying adventures, and tests of both his bravery and his loyalty.

12 Slide Rule

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-10-12
Description :  Nevil Shute was 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. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shutes novels can be found in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir.

13 An Old Captivity

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-08-10
Description :  Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford archaeologist 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, in search of the ruins of early Viking settlements, their destinies are inextricably bound by the events that unfold there.

14 Trustee from the Toolroom

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-09-14
Description :  Keith Stewart is a quiet and unassuming man called upon to undertake an extraordinary task. A skilled maker of miniature working models, he lives a modest life devoted to his hobby. But when his sister and her wealthy husband die in a shipwreck on a coral reef in the Pacific—while trying to smuggle out of England their entire fortune in diamonds hidden in the keel of their yacht—Keith becomes trustee for his orphaned niece. To save her from destitution he must travel halfway around the world and risk a long voyage in a small boat in inhospitable waters to recover her inheritance. In the course of his adventure-filled quest, a colorful and international cast of characters mobilize to help him, and this humble man discovers he has more friends and admirers than he could have dared to imagine.

15 The Chequer Board

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2010-08-10
Description :  John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his remaining time in search of three very different men he met in the hospital during the war, each of them in trouble of some kind: a pilot whose wife had betrayed him, a young corporal charged with killing a civilian in a brawl, and a black G.I. wrongly accused of the attempted rape of a white English girl. As Turner discovers where these men have landed on the checkerboard of life, he learns about compassion, tolerance, and second chances, and overcomes his fear of death.

16 Pastoral

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-12-07
Description :  World War II pilot Peter Marshall leads the most successful bombing crew at his airbase, having survived an unusual number of extremely dangerous missions over Germany. However, when Peter falls hopelessly in love with an attractive WAAF officer—one who insists that wartime duties should take precedence over emotions—his concentration begins to suffer. Soon it looks as though his perfect run of successful missions may be at risk—along with the lives of Peter and his men—unless she can be persuaded to relent.

17 An Old Captivity

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2015-02-24
Description :  Donald Ross is a young pilot, out of work and in desperate need of a job. So, despite the extreme danger involved, he jumps at the chance to fly Oxford professor Cyril Lockwood and his daughter Alix to the frozen wilds of Greenland to study Viking ruins. But the perils of the journey are nothing compared to what will happen when they arrive. Ignoring the warnings of the terrified natives, who believe the ruins are haunted, the explorers set up camp there and undergo a strange and mystical experience that will lead to a discovery that none of them could ever have foreseen . . .&#xa0;<br /><br /> One of the best-loved novels by Nevil Shute, <i>An Old Captivity</i> (1940) blends romance and aeronautical adventure with a unique and compelling strain of fantasy into a page-turning story with an extraordinary conclusion. This edition, the first to be published in America in decades, features a new introduction by Rob Spence.

18 Landfall

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2010-07-13
Description :  When Jerry Chambers, a young coastal patrol pilot during World War II, is accused of mistakenly sinking 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 woman he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about trying to clear her lover's name before it is too late.

19 The Far Country

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-09-14
Description :  When a young Englishwoman named Jennifer Morton leaves London to visit relatives on their sheep ranch in the Australian outback, she falls in love both with the gloriously beautiful country and with Carl, a Czech refugee who was a doctor in his own land and now works as a lumberjack. They are brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, but their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.

20 Lonely Road

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-07-13
Description :  Malcolm Stevenson, a wealthy ex-naval officer haunted by his memories of the war, finds his lonely life turned upside down one night when he runs into trouble on a road near the coast. What at first appears to be an accident leads him to discover an international conspiracy against his country—and to fall in love with a dance hostess who seems to have something to do with it. Malcolm’s determination to expose the plot will put his life—and that of the only person who has brought him any happiness—in grave danger.

21 Pied Piper

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  One of Nevil Shute’s most exciting novels, <i>Pied Piper</i> is the gripping story of one elderly man's daring attempt to rescue a group of children during the Nazi invasion of France.<br /><br />It is the spring of 1940 and John Sidney Howard wants nothing more than to enjoy his fishing holiday in southern France in peace and quiet. However, the Nazi conquest of the Low Countries puts an end to that, and he is asked by friends to take their two children back to England. Crossing France with his young charges seems simple enough at first—until the Germans invade, rendering them fugitives. As Howard struggles to sneak across France, he picks up several more helpless children of various nationalities. They walk for miles in an endless river of refugees, strafed by German planes and hiding in barns at night. By the time Howard and his flock of little ones reach the Channel, his plan of escaping on a fishing boat has become utterly impossible, and in their final confrontation with the invaders, all their lives are at stake.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

22 Stephen Morris

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-09-14
Description :  These two related novellas, <i>Stephen Morris</i> and <i>Pilotage,</i> were Nevil Shute’s first works of fiction and drew on his own youthful experiences. Both concern young men obsessed with the early world of aviation. Stephen Morris has just called off his engagement to the girl he loves because he is a penniless graduate with no prospects—but for his dream of building airplanes. <i>Pilotage</i> continues the story, focusing on Stephen's ambitious navigator Peter Dennison, as he tests a daring idea for a new cross-Atlantic airmail service.

23 Beyond the Black Stump

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2010-10-12
Description :  The expression “beyond the black stump” refers to the deepest, darkest wilds of the Australian outback, the setting for Nevil Shute’s novel of a romance tested by cultural difference. Stanton Laird is an American geologist sent to hunt oil in a remote part of Western Australia. There he befriends the highly unconventional Regan family, the rough-and-tumble owners of a million-acre sheep station, and falls in love with their daughter Mollie. However, when Mollie goes to join him in America, the young couple must face the realization that they are products of radically different worlds.

24 Ordeal

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-08-10
Description :  Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he imagines 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. Against this dramatic backdrop, Shute grippingly chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they struggle to get to safety.

25 The Breaking Wave

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  <i>The Breaking Wave </i>is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.<br /><br />Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his parents' remote sheep station in Australia to take the place of his brother Bill, who died a hero in the war. But his homecoming is marred by the suicide of his parents' parlormaid, of whom they were very fond. Alan soon realizes that the dead young woman is not the person she pretended to be. Upon discovering that she had served in the Royal Navy and participated along with his brother in the secret build-up to the Normandy invasion, Alan sets out to piece together the tragic events and the lonely burden of guilt that unravelled one woman’s life. In the process of finding the answer to the mystery, he realizes how much he had in common with this woman he never knew and how “a war can go on killing people long after it's all over.”<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

26 Marazan

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-12-07
Description :  After pilot 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 savior turns out to be an escaped convict and Stenning’s determination to help this man leads him into a tense and dramatic adventure of intrigue, drug-running, and murder.

27 An Old Captivity

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Paranormal  Books  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-01-05
Description :  Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford archaeologist 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, in search of the ruins of early Viking settlements, their destinies are inextricably bound by the events that unfold there...

28 L'ultima spiaggia (Urania)

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-04-08
Description :  La guerra atomica è durata solo trentasette giorni, ma sono bastati ad annientare tutto l'emisfero settentrionale e a condannare il resto del pianeta a un'inesorabile estinzione. Il sottomarino Scorpion corre silenzioso nelle profondità del mare, con al comando il capitano Dwight Towers, uomo tutto d'un pezzo che ha visto le sue certezze vacillare e sbriciolarsi assieme alla civiltà. Destinazione l'Australia, ultimo baluardo del genere umano. Insieme agli ultimi sopravvissuti il capitano Towers affronterà l'inevitabile in un romanzo corale dai toni foschi e disillusi: mentre la mortale nube radioattiva si fa sempre più vicina, l'autore orchestra un impeccabile ultimo requiem per l'umanità.

29 The Rainbow and the Rose

Author : Nevil Shute
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-12-07
Description :  When seasoned pilot Johnny Pascoe tries to rescue a sick girl from the Tasmanian outback, his plane crashes and leaves him stranded and dangerously injured. Ronnie Clarke, who was trained by Pascoe, attempts to fly a doctor in to help, but rough weather makes his mission more difficult than he imagined. As he waits overnight at Pascoe’s house for a chance 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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