A Town Like Alice


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Jean Paget is a brave and intelligent English girl who meets again in Alice Springs the Australian soldier with whom she had fallen in love in Malaya during World War II. The novel was first published in 1952.

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Jun 21, 2014

a wondrous story

A Town Like Alice has all the ingredients for a most remarkable book: strong characters, plot development based on fact, and the intrigue offered by foreign lands. Years ago, I saw the Australian mini-series of this novel, and was enthralled. I read the book at that time, and loved it. Recently, after a few decades, I reread the account and was even more impressed. I definitely want to read other works by Nevil Shute. I most highly recommend A Town Like Alice.


Jul 5, 2009

A different look at the results of war

This book is a bit difficult to read due to the language of the era, but the story is very interesting. It demonstrates what determination and common sense can accomplish.

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