Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Return of Nevil SHUTE

REMEMBER NEVIL SHUTE? Yes, he is the famous British-born Australian novelist who gave us A Town Like Alice and other classic works. The great news is, his novels are being reprinted with beautiful covers by Vintage, starting with the four best-known titles: A Town Like Alice, Requiem for a Wren, Pied Piper and On the Beach. These were some of the books I remember seeing on my father’s bookshelves in the 196os. The only Nevil Shute book I read was A Town Like Alice. The best of the rest I will have to discover soon. His body of work includes 24 novels and an autobiography, Slide Rule.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see Shute's works being republished - "A Town Like Alice" was great and has a moving last paragraph, but the covers of the new editions are very bland!

- Poppadumdum

Saturday, December 05, 2009 2:48:00 AM  

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