A Town Like Alice
Publish date: 2000
Publisher: House of Stratus
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
‘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...
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 ...
Good narrative first on a Japanese prison walk then going into in depth of the Australian Outback. Learned many things about folks on these walks, then building up towns in Australia.
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...
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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