My long, long analysis of money and morality in Sharon Cullars' Filthy Lucre.
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** spoiler alert ** What a wonderful story based on a hotchpotch of believed facts and opportunist meetings. Full of the chauvinism redolent of it's time of writing, it's a cross between Tenko and Crocodile Dundee, and it sucked me right in.
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true;
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.
W. B. Yeats
About time I got around to this....
Narrated by Robin Bailey.
Unabridged, 8 audio cassettes (10hrs 18 mins)
A Town Like Alice (U.S. title: The Legacy) is a novel by the English author Nevil Shute. It tells the story of Jean Paget; as a prisoner of war in Malaya during World War II and then her return to Malaya after the war where she discovers something that leads her on the search for romance and to a small outback community in Australia where she sets out to turn it into 'a town like Alice'. It was first published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia. The "Alice" in the title refers to Alice Springs, Australia.
-Jean Paget - young English woman who is a prisoner of war in Malaya and later finds love and settles in the Australian outback.
-Joe Harman - an Australian cattleman who is a prisoner of war in Malaya; he gets back to Australia.
-Noel Strachan - the narrator; he is Jean Paget's solicitor and trustee.