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February sees the book club reading a vintage classic, Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice, a romantic novel based on love and war. Nevil Shute Norway, to give him his full name, was born in England at the turn of the 20th century becoming a writer and an aeronautical engineer before moving to Australia in later life. To protect his engineering career with de Havilland Aircraft Company from any unto wards publicity from his novels, he wrote under his first two names dropping the “Norway” surname. The bestselling novel A Town Like Alice is based on a true story of Dutch women and children captured in Sumatra by the Japanese during WW11 and made to march for seven months through rugged tropical terrain. Nevil Shute met the leader of this group and created the main character in his book in honour of her. The novel is set in Malaya but finishes via England in the Australian outback town of Willstown (population of 14 in the 2016 census) with the main character Jean Paget facing many challenges along the way.
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Longton VM Book Club
February sees the book club reading a vintage classic, Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice, a romantic novel based on love and war. Nevil Shute Norway, to give him his full name, was born in England at the turn of the 20th century becoming a writer and an aeronautical engineer before moving to Australia in later life. To protect his engineering career with de Havilland Aircraft Company from any unto wards publicity from his novels, he wrote under his first two names dropping the “Norway” surname. The bestselling novel A Town Like Alice is based on a true story of Dutch women and children captured in Sumatra by the Japanese during WW11 and made to march for seven months through rugged tropical terrain. Nevil Shute met the leader of this group and created the main character in his book in honour of her. The novel is set in Malaya but finishes via England in the Australian outback town of Willstown (population of 14 in the 2016 census) with the main character Jean Paget facing many challenges along the way.