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Nevil Shute

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Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926, using the name Nevil Shute to protect his engineering career. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they had two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued... Read More

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An Old Captivity

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Beyond the Black Stump

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Breaking Wave

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.00

The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.

Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his parents' remote sheep station in Australia to take the place of his brother Bill, who died... Read more >
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The Breaking Wave

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Chequer Board

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $12.99

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The Far Country

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $12.99

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In the Wet

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Kindling

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Landfall

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $10.99

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Lonely Road

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Marazan

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Most Secret

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Mysterious Aviator

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $12.99

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No Highway

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $12.99

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On the Beach

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.

After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to... Read more >
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On the Beach

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Ordeal

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Pastoral

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Pied Piper

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.00

One of Nevil Shute’s most exciting novels, Pied Piper is the gripping story of one elderly man's daring attempt to rescue a group of children during the Nazi invasion of France.

It is the spring of 1940 and John Sidney Howard wants nothing more than to enjoy his fishing holiday in southern... Read more >
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Pied Piper

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Round the Bend

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Slide Rule

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Stephen Morris

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $12.99

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The Rainbow and the Rose

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $11.99

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A Town Like Alice

Written by Nevil Shute


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

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.

Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens... Read more >
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