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    Literary

    Nov-2010

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2010

    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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    General Fiction

    Jun-2002

    Book annotation not available for this title.Title: The SeafarersAuthor: Shute, Nevil/ Telfair, Dan/ Milgram, ShoshanaPublisher: Lightning Source IncPublication Date: 2002/05/01Number of Pages: Binding Type: HARDCOVERLibrary of Congress: ...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2001

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2000

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1985

    Genevieve is a converted French fishing boat, manned by British officers and a small crew of free French ex-fishermen, armed only with a flame-thrower and a few arms. They carry out their daring attack on German boats off the Brittany coast....

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1985

    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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    General Fiction

    Mar-1977

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1977

    When Johnny Pascoe attempts to rescue a sick girl from the Tasmanian outback, his plane crashes. Ronnie Clark, who was trained by Pascoe, endeavors to fly a doctor in to help, but this proves more difficult than he imagined. Clarke revisits the past ...

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    General Fiction

    1971

    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 ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-1967

    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...

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    Literary

    Jun-1955

    "The Breaking Wave "is one of Nevil Shute s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II. Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his parents' remote sheep stat...

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    Literary

    1949

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Stanton Laird comes to the Australian outback to search for oil. There he meets and falls in love with Mollie. However cultural differences between Stanton and Mollie's world force the two lovers to make difficult decisions....

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    General Fiction

    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...

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    General Fiction

    "Grips the reader . . . The story has pace and excitement, unforced sentiment and wholly unaffected gaiety." - "Times Literary Supplement" "He knows how to build a story mounting page by page in suspense . . . a thriller if ever there was one, and a...

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    General Fiction

    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...

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    General Fiction

    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...

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    General Fiction

    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...

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    General Fiction

    "Keeps you pegging away, page after page, unwilling to put the book down." - "New York Times" "Mr. Shute knows how to pick astonishing stories and how to keep them moving on non-stop tracks." - "New Republic" "Excellent entertainment, varied and un...

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    General Fiction

    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 m...

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    General Fiction

    One of Nevil Shute s most exciting novels, "Pied Piper" is the gripping story of one elderly man's daring attempt to rescue a group of children during the Nazi invasion of France. It is the spring of 1940 and John Sidney Howard wants nothing more tha...

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    General Fiction

    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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    General Fiction

    "On the fields and farms of England, on the airstrips of the desert and the jungle, in the hangars of the Persian Gulf and on the tarmacs of the southern islands, I have walked and talked with God." --"Round the Bend" When Tom Cutter hires Constanti...

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    Thriller

    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....

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    General Fiction

    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...

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    General Fiction

    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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    General Fiction

    'Stephen Morris' and 'Pilotage' are linked novellas of the pioneer days of flying and also the first that Nevil Shute wrote. Not discovered until after his death, the reflect strongly personal elements of the thrilling and eloquent style of writing t...

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    General Fiction

    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....

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    General Fiction

    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...

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