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A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
A Town Like Alice
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781842323007 (1842323008)
Publisher: House of Stratus
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 A Town Like Alice
‘Oh my word.' What a confused book. A Town Like Alice has been such an intriguing read. The writing had an easy flow to it and the story was certainly gripping, even though this decidedly is a book of two halves. The first half deals with the history of Jean Paget, in which we follow her to Malaya...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
3.5 A Town LIke Alice by Nevil Shute
Here's an Australian novel by the very popular English-born author Nevil Shute, a classic first published in 1950 and never out of print since. A Town Like Alice is the story of a young Englishwoman who inherits the small estate of an old uncle whom she hardly knew, even though in trust until her ...
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it
4.0
This was not a new story for me, having previously watched both the Peter Finch/Virginia McKenna and Brian Brown/Helen Morse film versions when I was a young girl. Yet I found it interesting how perceptions change as one gets older. When revisiting a known work either through re-reading or by compar...
LizMc2Reads
LizMc2Reads rated it
4.5 A Town Like Alice
Going into this I had no real idea what it was about, but I absolutely loved it. It's not a perfect book--for example, it's rather episodic. And it certainly partakes of the racism of its time. There are casually used racial slurs, for instance. The portraits of the Malays and even the Japanese sold...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
4.0 A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
19/7 - This was written in 1950, it uses language common to 1950. These facts have to be remembered when reading A Town like Alice, and reacting to said language. The characters use words like 'Abos', 'Nips', 'Boongs', and other offensive names for the indigenous people of Malaya and Australia, and ...
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