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The Resource A town like Alice, Nevil Shute, (electronic resource)

A town like Alice, Nevil Shute, (electronic resource)

Label
A town like Alice
Title
A town like Alice
Statement of responsibility
Nevil Shute
Title variation
  • Legacy
  • Rape of Malaya
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the end of her incredible struggle to survive the desperate hardships of Japanese-occupied Malaya, Jean Paget has lived a quietly anonymous life. But an unexpected inheritance and the desire to repay long remembered kindness sends her back across the world to the place which holds memories of both horror and great tenderness. And news of what seems like a miracle reawakens old longings and hopes for a love which had barely begun and has yet to be fulfilled
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
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
055662
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shute, Nevil
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6027.O54
LC item number
T69 2010eb
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Malaya
Target audience
adult
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307476975
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
87349b3b-dc24-4d7f-a1b8-a13056b7c88d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1999845
  • (OCoLC)649453116
  • (OCoLC)ocn649453116
  • 1999845
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1888 KB)
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307476975
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
87349b3b-dc24-4d7f-a1b8-a13056b7c88d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1999845
  • (OCoLC)649453116
  • (OCoLC)ocn649453116
  • 1999845
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1888 KB)

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