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Town Like Alice

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ISBN-10: 0345353749

ISBN-13: 9780345353740

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nevil Shute

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"A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance." HARPER'S A TOWN LIKE ALICE tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her--even at the cost of his life....
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/12/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Nevil Shute Norway was born in Ealing, London, England, on January, 17 1899. At the age of 11, Norway played truant from his first preparatory school in Hammersmith. After he was discovered, he was sent to the Dragon School, Oxford, and from there to Shrewsbury. He was on holiday in Dublin at the time of the Easter rising of 1916 and acted as an ambulance driver, winning a commendation for gallant conduct. He then entered the Royal Military Academy, intending to be commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps, but a bad stammer led to his being failed at his final medical examination and returned to civil life. The last few months of the war were spent on home service as a private in the…