Book List:30 titles


  • 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: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a GI accu...


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    Jennifer fled the drab monotony of post-war London. When she landed in Australia, it was like coming home. She loved it and when she met Carl, she had every reason to stay. But the two of them came from quite different worlds, and it is the story ...


  • 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...


  • 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 i...


  • 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 who has set about clearing his name....


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    A rich middle-aged man finds his lonely life turned upside down when he falls in love with a pretty dance hostess and becomes involved in exposing a conspiracy to sabotage the British General Election. His dogged pursuit of the criminals will throw h...


  • Philip Stenning was grateful to the man who's saved his life, grateful enought ot change his identity and become part of a daredevil prison escape, grateful enough to risk being caught in the cneter of a family crossfire. But Philip Stenning wasn't ...






  • 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. His mysterious saviour is an escaped convict, and his determination to help him leads Stenning into a tense and dramatic a...


  • United by their burning hatred for the Nazis, four men--Charles Simon, sickened by German atrocities in France, naval officer Oliver Borden, chemical technician Michael Rhodes, and American John Colvin--join forces to carry out a mission of vengeance...



  • When a passenger plane crashes in unexplained circumstances, Theodore Honey, a shy inconspicuous aircraft engineer with eccentric interests in quantum mechanics and spiritualism, must convince his superiors that his unorthodox theories are correct be...


  • Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford don who has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic — and still les with his beautiful but stubborn daughter, Alix. Once the three of them reach the treacherous shores of Greenland th...


  • A BOOK TO READ. A BOOK TO READ AGAIN. A TERRIFYING PROPHECY. A REASON TO ACT NOW. The last generation... innocent victims of an accidental war, living out the last days, making plans that will never be carried out, making do with what they hav...


  • 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 m...


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    During WWII, Peter Marshall’s crew becomes one of the most successful bombing teams on their Oxfordshire airbase. When Peter falls in love with a young WAAF officer, his concentration begins to suffer and it looks as though his perfect run of missi...


  • During John Howard’s holiday in France, the Nazis invade and he is forced to try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends. The roads become impassable and Howard also comes across five more children who need his help. H...


  • When Johnny Pascoe attempts to rescue a sick girl from the Tasmanian outback his plane crashes leaving him dangerously injured. Ronnie Clarke, who was trained by Pascoe, endeavours to fly a doctor in to help but this proves more difficult than he ima...


  • Alan Duncan returns to Australia after the war and several years of study in England. But his homecoming is marred by the mysterious suicide of his parents’ quiet and reliable parlour-maid. A search through her belongings in search of clues leads t...


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    When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for huma...


  • Henry Warren ends up in a 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....



  • 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 to his career. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns o...


  • When Peter Moran picks up a man on the roadside while driving through a bitter rainy night, he embarks upon an adventure that will lead him into treasonous international plots, flying adventures and tests of both his bravery and loyalty....


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    Stephen Morris has just called off his engagement to the girl of his dreams because he is a penniless graduate with no prospects. He finds a job working as an aircraft mechanic, hoping to make his fortune. The novel, Pilotage — with a similar theme...


  • When his sister’s boat is wrecked in the Pacific, Keith Steward becomes the trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a voyage in a small yacht in inhospitable waters....



  • An aerial bomb attack on Southampton destroys the city’s infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. This story follows the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they try to get to safety in th...






  • 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 invadin...