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The Resource A town like Alice, Nevil Shute

A town like Alice, Nevil Shute

Label
A town like Alice
Title
A town like Alice
Statement of responsibility
Nevil Shute
Title variation
  • Legacy
  • Rape of Malaya
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback."--Cover, p.4
Summary
Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle - an experience that leads to the deaths of many. Due to her courageous spirit and ability to speak Malay, Jean takes on the role of leader of the sorry gaggle of prisoners and many end up owing their lives to her indomitable spirit. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result. After the war, Jean tracks Joe down in Australia and together they begin to dream of surmounting the past and transforming his one-horse outback town into a thriving community like Alice Springs.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
055662
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shute, Nevil
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1899-1960
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shute, Nevil
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published serially in two installments in Woman's home companion, N.Y. (Apr. and May 1950). First published in book form as A town like Alice, London: William Heinemann; and as The Legacy, New York: Wm. Morrow, 1950. This "2009 ed." first published in slightly different form in Gr. Britain by Vintage Books. -- T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn326529143
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed. Feb. 2010 ; 2009 ed.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780307474001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)326529143
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute
Publication
Note
First published serially in two installments in Woman's home companion, N.Y. (Apr. and May 1950). First published in book form as A town like Alice, London: William Heinemann; and as The Legacy, New York: Wm. Morrow, 1950. This "2009 ed." first published in slightly different form in Gr. Britain by Vintage Books. -- T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn326529143
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed. Feb. 2010 ; 2009 ed.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780307474001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)326529143

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