Publish date: August 24th 2010
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Oh, yes! Another lovely story by Nevil Shute. It's even got some airplanes and sailing about in the English Channel. But mostly it's the story of an "old" man (70, not so old these days, or so I hope), John Howard, who needs a break from England after losing his son. So, in 1940, he goes off to sout...
Beautifully written, heartwarming but managing to avoid being overly sentimental.
Another winner from Shute. In this book an older gentleman shows great courage in the face of adversity while trying to ferry various children through France during the German invasion
Ah, this is one of my favorite books of all! Shute is a wonderful writer. His characters are quite ordinary and believable yet they are also extraordinary and wonderfully good. He gives me faith in humanity, in the world, and in the power of just calmly going about doing what needs to be done. M...
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