This book captures the spirit of the age very well, and as one whose career has straddled the introduction of electric typewriters, the first word processors, through to the age of everyone being instantly contactable the world over 24/7 , it was fascinating to relive working at such a very different pace governed by telegrams and the speed of the postal service, not to mention a more gentlemanly way of doing business. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I don't know who the audience is, but the book is an abridged version (to put it kindly - it is actually more like a Cliff Notes version). . This cover illustration shows a soldier in silhouette. 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. A heart-rending story of strength in adversity, A Town Like Alice is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love. A Town Like Alice by Aussie author Nevil Shute is an exceptional tale. Meeting in Malaya - she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. Thank you Amazon. It is not even an abridged version. A Town Like Alice (Book) : Shute, Nevil : Jean Paget, a young English woman, is captured by the Japanese army in Malaya during World War Two. Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2016. THIS IS A BETRAYAL BOTH OF THE AUTHOR AND OF ALL YOUR READERS. This version is more a comic book version. NEVIL SHUTE’S VERY PRECISELY-WRITTEN & REWARDING WORLD TOUR. #2: What is Australian soldier Joe Harmon's nick name for Jean? From there she travels on to Australia in search of lost love. AMAZON, TAKE IT OFF--QUIT SELLING IT AND ADVERTISING IT. It … Find all the books, read about the author, and more. A 2020 National Book Award and Booker Prize nominee, Shuggie Bain is “a debut novel that reads like a masterpiece" (Washington Post). This is not A TOWN LIKE ALICE. During this appalling ordeal she befriends Joe Harman, an Australian soldier who risks his own life to help the women. !, THE NEVIL SHUTE BOOK. Originally published in 1950, A Town Like Alice is a classic I highly recommend. I'm not sure what's going on, but I purchased this Kindle edition of 'A Town Like Alice' and Nevil Shute did not write whatever was delivered to my Kindle. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. . She is forced on a brutal march across the country with a group of women and children. TRASH--THIS IS NOT, REPEAT NOT!! You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice is complex and intriguing novel. In these worrying times, it is good to dip back into a classic book like this one and read it once more. Warning to those familiar with Nevil Shute. Highly recommend this classic book. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019, Jean Paget was part of a group of women and children captured by the Japanese at the beginning of the invasion of Malaya. . Set in both Malaysia and then the Australian outback, it's easy to see why A Town Like Alice is so well known and a classic. Neville Shute was a very very good story teller. Neville Shute was a very very good story teller. The men were sent to camps while their captors didn’t know what to do with the women and children. Jean Paget, a young English woman, is captured by the Japanese army in Malaya during World War Two. . And so began the horrific march across Malaya, from one place to the next over miles and miles of dense jungle. Please try again. If it does not begin in a British solicitor's office, you've got the wrong one. Based on a true story, it's an exceptional tale! However, I had never read A Town Like Alice (1950) by Nevil Shute until a few weeks ago. Originally published in 1950, A Town Like Alice is a classic I highly recommend. I was anticipating the pleasure of reading a much loved favorite. It contains courage, determination when the odds are against you, and taking action to change others' lives and the world around you for the better. Shurka and her family lives a fairytale life. Cheatgrass: A Tommy Smith High Country Noir, Book Two, The Beautiful and Damned (Vintage Classics), Greatest Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Deluxe Edition). This has to be Nevil Shute’s most popular novel, and I think that most of us first read this from the library when we were in our teens. The writing is pretty good too. One reader also noted the same problem with Kindle version, which is why I bought the print version. It is a 100 page synopsis written like a middle school "D" student's book report. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! 42,336 Ratings. It has some bittersweet moments, as well as a little bit of romance. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016. Again. TRASH--THIS IS NOT, REPEAT NOT!! As written in the forward, "Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language.". Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019, Jean Paget was part of a group of women and children captured by the Japanese at the beginning of the invasion of Malaya. It has been years - many years - since I first read the book, but it is still a great, hopeful story, well told with the kind of message, I guess, that if you can live through adversity and bad times, life can be surprising good and full of growth and development. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Charlie Collins (finally) Gets A Life: A Small Town Romantic Comedy, Headland: a small town mystery loaded with suspense (A Bill Murdoch Mystery Book 1), The Law of Entanglement: A Coming-Of-Age Love Story. This should not be sold by Amazon. A Town Like Alice However at times we see that there is a sense of irony, for instance when white people cannot communicate properly with the natives, as they are unused to verbalising on the same level and not demanding, but having to ask for help and assistance. I don't know if that's strictly true. Thus when he recently lent me A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, number 37 in the BBC’s Big Read, I … The Breaking Wave (Vintage International), “Entertaining. Will the wedding happen at all?! Thank you Amazon. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. He was caught and brutally punished…, Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2016. It is more like a children's book. A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute, 1950, Heinemann edition, in English Headland is a clever and compelling small-town murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. A Town Like Alice is a 1956 British drama film produced by Joseph Janni and starring Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch that is based on the 1950 novel by Nevil Shute. Download a sample first, and make sure you have the correct one--it starts off dryly, with legal information, but in the first paragraph you find out that the narrator is the solicitor (lawyer) who will be contacting Jean about her inheritance and the story starts off, returning to the Pacific theatre of war and her later life in Australia. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. I'm shocked - not by the racist & outdated ideas expressed in this book - but by the fact that so many reviewers don't seem to be able to accept that THAT'S THE WAY THINGS WERE WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN! It is more like a children's book. Read it as a teenager, more than once, just read it again - Still wonderful, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2020. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Hopefully, someone there will realize that there is some problem with this listing. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. Five Stars, of course. During the walk, several of their party died, but Jean’s role as leader went well as she was the only person able to speak the local language. It is told in a whole different voice and manner and if you are older than 12, you are going to be terribly disappointed. Their impetuous journey might free her from the past…or draw her back. I feel cheated and misled. Fictional drama, 'A Town Like Alice' by Nevil Shute, is one of my all-time favourite Australian classics - a bittersweet journey. (The Times) Do not buy this version. A Town like Alice tells the story of the British Jean Paget. A Town Like Alice ( 1956) A Town Like Alice. Will her demons stop her from finding love? She's her own worst enemy and is stuck in a love triangle that has more wrong angles than right ones. Can I submit this with 0 stars? He was caught and brutally punished…, Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2016. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. This should not be sold by Amazon. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Do not buy this version. Something went wrong. There's a problem loading this menu right now. This is not a real book. The level and depth of his writing in Alice shows that he was indeed learning to draw upon his own experiences to create critically acclaimed works. Please try again. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), … Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2016. Please try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2019. I returned my copy for full refund. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016. The men were sent to camps while their captors didn’t know what to do with the women and children. This is a review of the hardback book ‘A Town Like Alice’ by Nevil Shute, from Macmillan’s Collector’s Library. And so began the horrific march across Malaya, from one place to the next over miles and miles of dense jungle. Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2016. Please try again. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The story, narrated by her solicitor, Noel Strachan, follows Jean Paget, daughter of a Scotswoman and an English army captain. It is not even an abridged version. There is no great action, no pursuing the enemy with a gun and no great judo or kung fu chops. This is someone's junior-high-rewrite summary of the book, not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions. This is a review of the hardback book ‘A Town Like Alice’ by Nevil Shute, from Macmillan’s Collector’s Library. A quote from The Guardian . Please try your request again later. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. It is a simple story of a simple honest girl with a strong character . The book has been a longtime favorite of mine, and this version is written like a child's text book. Highly recommend this classic book. Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. The book was a delightful read, and I’d suggest it as a perfect summer beach read if you are so inclined. There was a problem loading your book clubs. One reader also noted the same problem with Kindle version, which is why I bought the print version. #4: For what crime is Joe Harman crucified? The book has been a longtime favorite of mine, and this version is written like a child's text book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Jean is only 20 when the Japanese invasion begins and forced to march wearily on leading to death and hardship but she is resilient and resourceful and her journey, both physically and mindfully is very life affirming. It was published in 1950, and reflects the bias and prejudices of its time, but it’s also a powerful book about a smart, tough, resourceful young woman. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2019. A few years later, and back in England, Jean receives an unexpected and substantial inheritance. I didn't cry but I did feel kind of Aah And thoroughly enjoyed the book. A Town Like Alice is a 1981 Australian television adaptation of Nevil Shute's novel. I returned my copy for full refund. A Town Like Alice by Aussie author Nevil Shute is an exceptional tale. Macmillan Collector's Library; Unabridged edition (February 13, 2018). To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. She decides to use the money to repay the Malayan people who risked their lives to help her and her fellow prisoners during the war so she travels back to the village where they stayed. ― Nevil Shute, quote from A Town Like Alice “People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about what a bad time they had, she said quietly, staring into the embers. British-Australian author Nevil Shute’s historical romance novel A Town Like Alice (1950) is about Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman who becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II being held in British Malaya. Of course this has aged somewhat with what are casual racist comments throughout, and I know some people complain and want such things removed, but at the end of the day, trying to cover up unpleasant facts from our past causes more problems than just leaving them be. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This has a controlled vocabulary, shortened simple sentences, and a totally skewed chronology, not even close to the original--it makes anyone who has read the true novel FIGHTING MAD to see this advertised/sold as Shute's actual work. I'm going to try to find the real version... so I suggest that if you want to buy the authentic version, order a sample first. #3: From who does Jean first learn that Joe Harman is alive? Amazon, if you must sell this, tell your customers what they are spending their time and money on, and that it is not what is advertised. You can't change history, people! not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2017. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, A Town Like Alice (Vintage International), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 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. —Christine Féret-Fleury, author of The Girl Who Reads on the Métro. I'm shocked - not by the racist & outdated ideas expressed in this book - but by the fact that so many reviewers don't seem to be able to accept that THAT'S THE WAY THINGS WERE WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN! She is forced on a brutal march across the country with a group of women and children. Download Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019. Download a sample first, and make sure you have the correct one--it starts off dryly, with legal information, but in the first paragraph you find out that the narrator is the solicitor (lawyer) who will be contacting Jean about her inheritance and the story starts off, returning to the Pacific theatre of war and her later life in Australia. Jean is only 20 when the Japanese invasion begins and forced to march wearily on leading to death and hardship but she is resilient and resourceful and her journey, both physically and mindfully is very life affirming. I have returned it for a full refund from Amazon. What is the purpose for the meeting of James Macfadden and Mr. Strachen? . Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 I didn't cry but I did feel kind of Aah And thoroughly enjoyed the book. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. A Town Like Alice This book represents a touching story of two people - a young lady who was lucky to survive a Japanese “death march” during World War II and a soldier from Australia who suggested her his help and sacrificed his life for her. The film does not follow the whole novel, concluding at the end of Part Two and truncating or omitting much detail. Unfortunately it appears that the original in not available on Kindle .... possibly in some other format tho. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel. Very strange and disappointing. I'm not sure what's going on, but I purchased this Kindle edition of 'A Town Like Alice' and Nevil Shute did not write whatever was delivered to my Kindle. There is another listing for A Town Like Alice on Amazon, and that is the one you want to buy. THIS IS NOT THE NEVIL SHUTE NOVEL, THIS IS A TRAVESTY. AMAZON, TAKE IT OFF--QUIT SELLING IT AND ADVERTISING IT. I wanted to know where the movie had come from, as books are usually better than movies, and I had forgotten much of the plot. THIS IS A BETRAYAL BOTH OF THE AUTHOR AND OF ALL YOUR READERS. -- Cover, p.4. . Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war. The book was written in 1950, so readers will come across terms that are dated or are no longer PC, but the language, values and behaviours reflected the times. Something went wrong. This has to be Nevil Shute’s most popular novel, and I think that most of us first read this from the library when we were in our teens. However at times we see that there is a sense of irony, for instance when white people cannot communicate properly with the natives, as they are unused to verbalising on the same level and not demanding, but having to ask for help and assistance. This is someone's junior-high-rewrite summary of the book, not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions. !, THE NEVIL SHUTE BOOK. Five Stars, of course. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019. Amazon, if you must sell this, tell your customers what they are spending their time and money on, and that it is not what is advertised. they don't know what it was like, not being in a camp.” There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. When the diminished group came across Australian prisoners of war, Joe Harman from northern Australia did his best to help the group. There is another listing for A Town Like Alice on Amazon, and that is the one you want to buy. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Based on Nevil Shute's international bestselling novel A TOWN LIKE ALICE follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. With a jealous sister, an intrusive ex, and a handsome distraction will Annie's big day ever come? NEVIL SHUTE’S VERY PRECISELY-WRITTEN & REWARDING WORLD TOUR. Read it as a teenager, more than once, just read it again - Still wonderful, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2020. I'm going to try to find the real version... so I suggest that if you want to buy the authentic version, order a sample first. As written in the forward, "Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language.". Dramatic. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. (The Mail on Sunday) 'A ripping tale of budding romance and grace under pressure.' This version is not the original version. Having done so, I realise what I’ve missed. Hence Jean Paget was born. A classic suitable for any book club. Like a vintage movie ” A Town like Alice” is a vintage novel. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia. Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2016. I don't know who the audience is, but the book is an abridged version (to put it kindly - it is actually more like a Cliff Notes version). It is a 100 page synopsis written like a middle school "D" student's book report. About A Town Like Alice 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. A troubled boy’s devastating revelation. It has been years - many years - since I first read the book, but it is still a great, hopeful story, well told with the kind of message, I guess, that if you can live through adversity and bad times, life can be surprising good and full of growth and development. Surviving The Forest (A Ww2 Historical Novel, Based on a True Story of a Jewish Hol... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2020. . Jean is captured by the Japanese with a large group of women and children. A Town Like Alice (Book) : Shute, Nevil : "A tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback." not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2017. A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Unable to add item to List. It is told in a whole different voice and manner and if you are older than 12, you are going to be terribly disappointed. Download A Town Like Alice free in PDF & EPUB format. A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute, is a novel I have heard about since childhood yet until recently I had not read it. Very strange and disappointing. Based on the true story of Dutch women and children captured by the Japanese in Sumatra, Shute met the strong, courageous woman who led the group through the jungle, and wanted to honour her with this story. A Town Like Alice is one of those books I love beyond reason. I was anticipating the pleasure of reading a much loved favorite. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. On the whole though, my father tends to read fact-based books, whereas I’m a fan of fiction. A woman haunted by lost love. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, "As addictive as a thriller, as moving as a confession." The writing is pretty good too. 'A Town like Alice is the most romantic book I've ever read ... Jean's determination to survive is inspirational, and the love she finds later is beautiful.' I feel cheated and misled. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. During this appalling ordeal she befriends Joe Harman, an Australian soldier who risks his own life to help the women. #1: Where does Jean Paget's initial fortune come from? Can I submit this with 0 stars? This is a much loved classic and I draw hope from it. Of course this has aged somewhat with what are casual racist comments throughout, and I know some people complain and want such things removed, but at the end of the day, trying to cover up unpleasant facts from our past causes more problems than just leaving them be. This version is not the original version. A Town Like Alice is a classic romance (among other things), by Nevil Shute. A Town Like Alice appears to be a war novel on the surface, being published in 1950, but it was written when he was presumably doing some traveling in southeast Asia and Australia. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Please try again. A Town Like Alice tells the story of a plucky young Englishwoman who becomes a legend in Malaya during World War II, inherits a fortune, marries her true love, and wisely uses her money to transform an Australian ghost town into a thriving community. Based on a true story, it's an exceptional tale! After being freed, she moves to Australia to be with him, using her financial inheritance to try to turn a small Outback community into a prosperous town — “A Town like Alice” or … There's a problem loading this menu right now. She works as an expat in Malaysia when the Second World War starts. I don't know if that's strictly true. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition … THIS IS NOT THE NEVIL SHUTE NOVEL, THIS IS A TRAVESTY. Unable to add item to List. This is not a real book. Based on the true story of Dutch women and children captured by the Japanese in Sumatra, Shute met the strong, courageous woman who led the group through the jungle, and wanted to honour her with this story. You can't change history, people! This is not A TOWN LIKE ALICE. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman…. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Hopefully, someone there will realize that there is some problem with this listing. 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