The Resource A town like Alice, Nevil Shute ; with an introduction by Eric Lomax

A town like Alice, Nevil Shute ; with an introduction by Eric Lomax

Label
A town like Alice
Title
A town like Alice
Statement of responsibility
Nevil Shute ; with an introduction by Eric Lomax
Title variation
  • Legacy
  • Rape of Malaya
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1940, Jean Paget is sent to a women's prisoner-of-war camp. An Australian prisoner risks his life to obtain food and medicine for the women detained as POWs. After the War, Jean hears that he is still alive and sets out to find him in Australia
Member of
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
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
055662
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shute, Nevil
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lomax, Eric
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women prisoners
  • Australian fiction
  • Australia, Northern
  • Alice Springs (N.T.)
Target audience
general
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute ; with an introduction by Eric Lomax
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published by William Heinemann [London] in 1950"--T.p. verso
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 350 p.
Isbn
9780099530268
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780099530268
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute ; with an introduction by Eric Lomax
Publication
Note
"First published by William Heinemann [London] in 1950"--T.p. verso
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 350 p.
Isbn
9780099530268
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780099530268

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