Orders All orders are subject to acceptance. Philip Stenning is a rather interesting character - kind of unmoored except for the flying community in England and certainly willing to go the long mile for a man who saved Stenning's life. This was Nevil Shute's first novel, published originally in the mid-1920's. As he is about to give up hope, he is rescued from almost certain death by Denis Compton. It is east see why this is a first novel. Compliance The Website may only be used for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. Another good read bringing a lot of people together from different lifestyles and background to complete a common enemy and achieve an important goal.
The other characters are young men and women and their lives and relationships are a large part of the story. When you shop on this Website, we will ask you to input personal details in order for us to identify you, such as your name, e-mail address and delivery address. About this Item: Ballantine Books. Compton, in prison clothing, comes along and helps him out. We reserve the right, however, to change prices at any time without notice to you. These are based in elements that would be considered religious, mystical, or psychic phenomena in the British vernacular when they were written. From United Kingdom to U.
About this Item: Ballantine Books. Stenning, with help from Scotland Yard and a W. I have been reading Neville Shute's novels for many years but had missed this one. Waiver Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. Pages and cover are clean and intact.
Another character grows up with the young woman who will become his wife. It seems pretty similar to vintage Shute, which means that it's a GoodRead, well worth one's time. It has many elements one finds in later Shute books, airplanes, small sailing vessels in the English Channel, and romance that progresses as two people slowly develop a friendship while they are working together to address a problem. Shute wrote that he knew this was a novice's work, but had the sense to rewrite and then publish. Compton turns out to be an escaped prisoner who was sent to prison after being framed by his Italian half-brother. London, England: Pan Books, 1970.
About this Item: Ballantine Books. If the contents of the book, please be as precise as you can as to the location. Another recurrent theme is the bridging of social barriers such as class Lonely Road and Landfall , race The Chequer Board or religion Round the Bend. Mildly hipped dust jacket has a few creases, scuffs and small tears. Here at FadedPage and our companion site , we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Only it's never that easy, is it? The best part is the character development, which has always been the best feature of Neville Shute's novels. Aviation and engineering provide the backdrop for many of Shute's novels.
Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. A Town Like Alice was also titled The Legacy. Bookseller: , British Columbia, Canada New York, New York: : Ballantine Books, 1970. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. With both of the above authors I will give their stories a four star rating unless the standard in my opinion falls, it would be so easy to reduce the star rating and have to be aware that you get used to an author and as such should not decrease his standing because you get used to his work.
It's worth a read but is nothing more than a 1920's adventure yarn. All that This early novel by Mr. Pilot Philip Stenning crashes his aircraft while flying from London to Devon. In his introduction, he mentions that he had to write it through three times. Alternatively, you can return the goods or services to us by contacting a customer service operator on customercare theentertainmentstore.
Shute said he completely rewrote Marazan twice before publishing it, but it still is rough in spots. As he was an aeronautical engineer, aviation plays a big part in his novels. Intellectual Property The content of the Website is protected by copyright, trade marks, database and other intellectual property rights and you acknowledge that the material and content supplied as part of the Website shall remain with us or our licensors. I enjoyed it fairly well but can give it only a luke-warm recommendation. Yes, there are some obvious clues as to vintage and there are some references that for us today would be labelled politically incorrect. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The story tells how Stenning plays a key role in breaking that drug ring.
It was fairly good but not nearly as well written as the many others of his that I have read. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. One day he crashes badly in a field while flying solo and is rescued by an escaped convict who happens to be hiding out in nearby woods. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. This early novel by Mr.