42,336 Ratings. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The book was a delightful read, and I’d suggest it as a perfect summer beach read if you are so inclined. This cover illustration shows a soldier in silhouette. 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 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. Please try again. Neville Shute was a very very good story teller. 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. #2: What is Australian soldier Joe Harmon's nick name for Jean? One reader also noted the same problem with Kindle version, which is why I bought the print version. A heart-rending story of strength in adversity, A Town Like Alice is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love. Like a vintage movie ” A Town like Alice” is a vintage novel. This should not be sold by Amazon. Please try again. Again. Nevil Shute based this 1950 novel on a WWII story he had heard abou !, THE NEVIL SHUTE BOOK. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2019. Jean is captured by the Japanese with a large group of women and children. It is more like a children's book. Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2016. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The writing is pretty good too. 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. Do not buy this version. Meeting in Malaya - she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. There is no great action, no pursuing the enemy with a gun and no great judo or kung fu chops. not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2017. 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 is a review of the hardback book ‘A Town Like Alice’ by Nevil Shute, from Macmillan’s Collector’s Library. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. A Town Like Alice ( 1956) A Town Like Alice. Shute is a natural and effective story-teller.” —. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war. A Town Like Alice (Vintage International), Vintage; 1st VI ptg edition (February 9, 2010). The story, narrated by her solicitor, Noel Strachan, follows Jean Paget, daughter of a Scotswoman and an English army captain. In these worrying times, it is good to dip back into a classic book like this one and read it once more. Do not buy this version. A Town Like Alice by Aussie author Nevil Shute is an exceptional tale. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. 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. 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. Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice is complex and intriguing novel. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. A quote from The Guardian . And so began the horrific march across Malaya, from one place to the next over miles and miles of dense jungle. It is a 100 page synopsis written like a middle school "D" student's book report. Fictional drama, 'A Town Like Alice' by Nevil Shute, is one of my all-time favourite Australian classics - a bittersweet journey. This is not A TOWN LIKE ALICE. Shurka and her family lives a fairytale life. AMAZON, TAKE IT OFF--QUIT SELLING IT AND ADVERTISING IT. Having done so, I realise what I’ve missed. Hopefully, someone there will realize that there is some problem with this listing. 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. Hence Jean Paget was born. 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. Their impetuous journey might free her from the past…or draw her back. 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." Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice is complex and intriguing novel. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Highly recommend this classic book. - Enjoy the story and stop judging by modern standards. 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! After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2020. I didn't cry but I did feel kind of Aah And thoroughly enjoyed the book. has been added to your Cart. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 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. Headland is a clever and compelling small-town murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. This is not A TOWN LIKE ALICE. It is not even an abridged version. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! . He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. This is not a real book. TRASH--THIS IS NOT, REPEAT NOT!! 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. Thus when he recently lent me A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, number 37 in the BBC’s Big Read, I … I have returned it for a full refund from Amazon. 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. Originally published in 1950, A Town Like Alice is a classic I highly recommend. There was a problem loading your book clubs. In these worrying times, it is good to dip back into a classic book like this one and read it once more. The writing is pretty good too. Cut off in the Australian outback and thousands of miles from home, Jean once again draws on her admirable determination and entrepreneurial spirit when she sets out to build a thriving community.A heart-rending story of strength in adversity, A Town Like Alice is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love.This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan. If it does not begin in a British solicitor's office, you've got the wrong one. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. 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. This version is more a comic book version. Read it as a teenager, more than once, just read it again - Still wonderful, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2020. Dramatic. Jean Paget, a young English woman, is captured by the Japanese army in Malaya during World War Two. Highly recommend this classic book. You can't change history, people! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This cover illustration shows a soldier in silhouette. A few years later, and back in England, Jean receives an unexpected and substantial inheritance. 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. It is more like a children's book. However, I had never read A Town Like Alice (1950) by Nevil Shute until a few weeks ago. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. She works as an expat in Malaysia when the Second World War starts. 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. 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. 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 … With a jealous sister, an intrusive ex, and a handsome distraction will Annie's big day ever come? Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. 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. 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. 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 You can't change history, people! Top subscription boxes – right to your door, A Town Like Alice (Vintage International), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Very strange and disappointing. Thank you Amazon. THIS IS A BETRAYAL BOTH OF THE AUTHOR AND OF ALL YOUR READERS. During this appalling ordeal she befriends Joe Harman, an Australian soldier who risks his own life to help the women. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. TRASH--THIS IS NOT, REPEAT NOT!! Thank you Amazon. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Something went wrong. It is a 100 page synopsis written like a middle school "D" student's book report. He was caught and brutally punished…, Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2016. 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.". It is told in a whole different voice and manner and if you are older than 12, you are going to be terribly disappointed. #4: For what crime is Joe Harman crucified? 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. A classic suitable for any book club. This is not a real book. 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. A Town Like Alice is one of those books I love beyond reason. 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. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel. What is the purpose for the meeting of James Macfadden and Mr. Strachen? This is someone's junior-high-rewrite summary of the book, not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions. 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 a 1981 Australian television adaptation of Nevil Shute's novel. Based on a true story, it's an exceptional tale! We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. 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 version is more a comic book version. Based on Nevil Shute's international bestselling novel A TOWN LIKE ALICE follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. 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. Warning to those familiar with Nevil Shute. 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. 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. !, THE NEVIL SHUTE BOOK. I feel cheated and misled. Hopefully, someone there will realize that there is some problem with this listing. A Town like Alice tells the story of the British Jean Paget. 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 There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2017. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death in 1960. A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute, is a novel I have heard about since childhood yet until recently I had not read it. Will her demons stop her from finding love? 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 Breaking Wave (Vintage International), “Entertaining. Again. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman…. 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. I didn't cry but I did feel kind of Aah And thoroughly enjoyed the book. . Can I submit this with 0 stars? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019. 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. NEVIL SHUTE’S VERY PRECISELY-WRITTEN & REWARDING WORLD TOUR. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I have returned it for a full refund from Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016. Unfortunately it appears that the original in not available on Kindle .... possibly in some other format tho. . #1: Where does Jean Paget's initial fortune come from? Will the wedding happen at all?! Macmillan Collector's Library; Unabridged edition (February 13, 2018). She's her own worst enemy and is stuck in a love triangle that has more wrong angles than right ones. ― 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. This should not be sold by Amazon. Unable to add item to List. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Originally published in 1950, A Town Like Alice is a classic I highly recommend. Or so they thought.When WWII breaks they escape into the dark forest, hoping to survive. 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! 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. The men were sent to camps while their captors didn’t know what to do with the women and children. 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. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, "As addictive as a thriller, as moving as a confession." Based on a true story, it's an exceptional tale! Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. I was anticipating the pleasure of reading a much loved favorite. Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2016. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition … Please try again. AMAZON, TAKE IT OFF--QUIT SELLING IT AND ADVERTISING IT. It has some bittersweet moments, as well as a little bit of romance. Five Stars, of course. 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. A Town Like Alice by Aussie author Nevil Shute is an exceptional tale. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! This is a much loved classic and I draw hope from it. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2019. A Town Like Alice He was caught and brutally punished…, Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2016. Hence Jean Paget was born. 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.". If it does not begin in a British solicitor's office, you've got the wrong one. The men were sent to camps while their captors didn’t know what to do with the women and children. I feel cheated and misled. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. THIS IS NOT THE NEVIL SHUTE NOVEL, THIS IS A TRAVESTY. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. This version is not the original version. . I don't know if that's strictly true. 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. Cheatgrass: A Tommy Smith High Country Noir, Book Two, The Beautiful and Damned (Vintage Classics), Greatest Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Deluxe Edition). 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. When the diminished group came across Australian prisoners of war, Joe Harman from northern Australia did his best to help the group. Warning to those familiar with Nevil Shute. 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. I was anticipating the pleasure of reading a much loved favorite. There was a problem loading your book clubs. 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. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. She is forced on a brutal march across the country with a group of women and children. A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. -- Cover, p.4. —Christine Féret-Fleury, author of The Girl Who Reads on the Métro. . It is told in a whole different voice and manner and if you are older than 12, you are going to be terribly disappointed. The book has been a longtime favorite of mine, and this version is written like a child's text book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. This is a review of the hardback book ‘A Town Like Alice’ by Nevil Shute, from Macmillan’s Collector’s Library. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. On the whole though, my father tends to read fact-based books, whereas I’m a fan of fiction. 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. Unfortunately it appears that the original in not available on Kindle .... possibly in some other format tho. (The Mail on Sunday) 'A ripping tale of budding romance and grace under pressure.' Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. A quote from The Guardian . 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 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. I don't know if that's strictly true. One of these items ships sooner than the other. It is a simple story of a simple honest girl with a strong character . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. A 2020 National Book Award and Booker Prize nominee, Shuggie Bain is “a debut novel that reads like a masterpiece" (Washington Post). There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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. Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2016. Can I submit this with 0 stars? Five Stars, of course. 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. There is another listing for A Town Like Alice on Amazon, and that is the one you want to buy. THIS IS A BETRAYAL BOTH OF THE AUTHOR AND OF ALL YOUR READERS. 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). 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. NEVIL SHUTE’S VERY PRECISELY-WRITTEN & REWARDING WORLD TOUR. This version is not the original version. The book has been a longtime favorite of mine, and this version is written like a child's text book. During this appalling ordeal she befriends Joe Harman, an Australian soldier who risks his own life to help the women. THIS IS NOT THE NEVIL SHUTE NOVEL, THIS IS A TRAVESTY. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2020. Something went wrong. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It is not even an abridged version. A woman haunted by lost love. 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. #3: From who does Jean first learn that Joe Harman is alive? '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.' From there she travels on to Australia in search of lost love. A Town Like Alice by Neville Chute A Town Like Alice - A 1950's exciting story, of a woman  who has such success, vision, courage and determination. The Japanese actually don’t know what to do with this group. (The Times) I returned my copy for full refund. Please try again. A Town Like Alice is a classic romance (among other things), by Nevil Shute. Please try your request again later. Please try your request again later. A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute, 1950, Heinemann edition, in English The film does not follow the whole novel, concluding at the end of Part Two and truncating or omitting much detail. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019. . One reader also noted the same problem with Kindle version, which is why I bought the print version. 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. 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. - Enjoy the story and stop judging by modern standards. When the diminished group came across Australian prisoners of war, Joe Harman from northern Australia did his best to help the group. Download A Town Like Alice free in PDF & EPUB format. There is another listing for A Town Like Alice on Amazon, and that is the one you want to buy. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 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. A troubled boy’s devastating revelation. It … Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I returned my copy for full refund. Please try again. Read it as a teenager, more than once, just read it again - Still wonderful, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2020. Hardcover – Unabridged, February 13, 2018, Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids. 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