I have returned it for a full refund from Amazon. Will her demons stop her from finding love? A Town Like Alice (Vintage International), Vintage; 1st VI ptg edition (February 9, 2010). 42,336 Ratings. -- Cover, p.4. Can I submit this with 0 stars? The Japanese actually don’t know what to do with this group. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! There is another listing for A Town Like Alice on Amazon, and that is the one you want to buy. A few years later, and back in England, Jean receives an unexpected and substantial inheritance. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel. I didn't cry but I did feel kind of Aah And thoroughly enjoyed the book. A Town Like Alice appears to be a war novel on the surface, being published in 1950, but it was written when he was presumably doing some traveling in southeast Asia and Australia. The book was written in 1950, so readers will come across terms that are dated or are no longer PC, but the language, values and behaviours reflected the times. Thank you Amazon. Headland is a clever and compelling small-town murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman…. It is a 100 page synopsis written like a middle school "D" student's book report. This has a controlled vocabulary, shortened simple sentences, and a totally skewed chronology, not even close to the original--it makes anyone who has read the true novel FIGHTING MAD to see this advertised/sold as Shute's actual work. This should not be sold by Amazon. A Town Like Alice (Book) : Shute, Nevil : Jean Paget, a young English woman, is captured by the Japanese army in Malaya during World War Two. Nevil Shute based this 1950 novel on a WWII story he had heard abou When the diminished group came across Australian prisoners of war, Joe Harman from northern Australia did his best to help the group. The film does not follow the whole novel, concluding at the end of Part Two and truncating or omitting much detail. He was caught and brutally punished…, Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2016. Shurka and her family lives a fairytale life. Please try again. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I'm not sure what's going on, but I purchased this Kindle edition of 'A Town Like Alice' and Nevil Shute did not write whatever was delivered to my Kindle. Fictional drama, 'A Town Like Alice' by Nevil Shute, is one of my all-time favourite Australian classics - a bittersweet journey. There was a problem loading your book clubs. A classic suitable for any book club. It is a 100 page synopsis written like a middle school "D" student's book report. Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2016. Based on a true story, it's an exceptional tale! Five Stars, of course. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. About A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. This cover illustration shows a soldier in silhouette. Or so they thought.When WWII breaks they escape into the dark forest, hoping to survive. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. they don't know what it was like, not being in a camp.” Again. Read it as a teenager, more than once, just read it again - Still wonderful, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2020. What is the purpose for the meeting of James Macfadden and Mr. Strachen? A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute, is a novel I have heard about since childhood yet until recently I had not read it. From there she travels on to Australia in search of lost love. The Breaking Wave (Vintage International), “Entertaining. . I returned my copy for full refund. Can I submit this with 0 stars? I was anticipating the pleasure of reading a much loved favorite. A Town Like Alice by Aussie author Nevil Shute is an exceptional tale. A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. A woman haunted by lost love. This is not a real book. Unable to add item to List. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition … Highly recommend this classic book. Jean Paget, a young English woman, is captured by the Japanese army in Malaya during World War Two. I feel cheated and misled. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019. I have returned it for a full refund from Amazon. Macmillan Collector's Library; Unabridged edition (February 13, 2018). Do not buy this version. Read it as a teenager, more than once, just read it again - Still wonderful, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2020. One of these items ships sooner than the other. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Highly recommend this classic book. . She decides to use the money to repay the Malayan people who risked their lives to help her and her fellow prisoners during the war so she travels back to the village where they stayed. Based on Nevil Shute's international bestselling novel A TOWN LIKE ALICE follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. THIS IS NOT THE NEVIL SHUTE NOVEL, THIS IS A TRAVESTY. Hardcover – Unabridged, February 13, 2018, Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids. Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019, Jean Paget was part of a group of women and children captured by the Japanese at the beginning of the invasion of Malaya. AMAZON, TAKE IT OFF--QUIT SELLING IT AND ADVERTISING IT. A Town Like Alice by Neville Chute A Town Like Alice - A 1950's exciting story, of a woman  who has such success, vision, courage and determination. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 Like a vintage movie ” A Town like Alice” is a vintage novel. Hopefully, someone there will realize that there is some problem with this listing. Having done so, I realise what I’ve missed. TRASH--THIS IS NOT, REPEAT NOT!! You can't change history, people! - Enjoy the story and stop judging by modern standards. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia. As written in the forward, "Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language.". The book was a delightful read, and I’d suggest it as a perfect summer beach read if you are so inclined. Nevil Shute's most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2017. . After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death in 1960. If it does not begin in a British solicitor's office, you've got the wrong one. (The Mail on Sunday) 'A ripping tale of budding romance and grace under pressure.' THIS IS NOT THE NEVIL SHUTE NOVEL, THIS IS A TRAVESTY. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I'm not sure what's going on, but I purchased this Kindle edition of 'A Town Like Alice' and Nevil Shute did not write whatever was delivered to my Kindle. Cheatgrass: A Tommy Smith High Country Noir, Book Two, The Beautiful and Damned (Vintage Classics), Greatest Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Deluxe Edition). Thus when he recently lent me A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, number 37 in the BBC’s Big Read, I … Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. This version is not the original version. Please try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. A Town Like Alice (Book) : Shute, Nevil : "A tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback." Very strange and disappointing. This is not a real book. A Town Like Alice is a 1981 Australian television adaptation of Nevil Shute's novel. 'A Town like Alice is the most romantic book I've ever read ... Jean's determination to survive is inspirational, and the love she finds later is beautiful.' Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. A Town like Alice tells the story of the British Jean Paget. I don't know who the audience is, but the book is an abridged version (to put it kindly - it is actually more like a Cliff Notes version). I don't know if that's strictly true. Their impetuous journey might free her from the past…or draw her back. A heart-rending story of strength in adversity, A Town Like Alice is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love. A Town Like Alice is a classic romance (among other things), by Nevil Shute. . Based on the true story of Dutch women and children captured by the Japanese in Sumatra, Shute met the strong, courageous woman who led the group through the jungle, and wanted to honour her with this story. However at times we see that there is a sense of irony, for instance when white people cannot communicate properly with the natives, as they are unused to verbalising on the same level and not demanding, but having to ask for help and assistance. It is told in a whole different voice and manner and if you are older than 12, you are going to be terribly disappointed. —Christine Féret-Fleury, author of The Girl Who Reads on the Métro. A quote from The Guardian . On the whole though, my father tends to read fact-based books, whereas I’m a fan of fiction. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The men were sent to camps while their captors didn’t know what to do with the women and children. #3: From who does Jean first learn that Joe Harman is alive? (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). (The Times) It … However at times we see that there is a sense of irony, for instance when white people cannot communicate properly with the natives, as they are unused to verbalising on the same level and not demanding, but having to ask for help and assistance. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019. Based on a true story, it's an exceptional tale! She works as an expat in Malaysia when the Second World War starts. Amazon, if you must sell this, tell your customers what they are spending their time and money on, and that it is not what is advertised. After being freed, she moves to Australia to be with him, using her financial inheritance to try to turn a small Outback community into a prosperous town — “A Town like Alice” or … This book captures the spirit of the age very well, and as one whose career has straddled the introduction of electric typewriters, the first word processors, through to the age of everyone being instantly contactable the world over 24/7 , it was fascinating to relive working at such a very different pace governed by telegrams and the speed of the postal service, not to mention a more gentlemanly way of doing business. I returned my copy for full refund. However, I had never read A Town Like Alice (1950) by Nevil Shute until a few weeks ago. Unfortunately it appears that the original in not available on Kindle .... possibly in some other format tho. A Town Like Alice ( 1956) A Town Like Alice. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. I didn't cry but I did feel kind of Aah And thoroughly enjoyed the book. Meeting in Malaya - she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. It was published in 1950, and reflects the bias and prejudices of its time, but it’s also a powerful book about a smart, tough, resourceful young woman. not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2017. Warning to those familiar with Nevil Shute. One reader also noted the same problem with Kindle version, which is why I bought the print version. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Hence Jean Paget was born. It is told in a whole different voice and manner and if you are older than 12, you are going to be terribly disappointed. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Unable to add item to List. #2: What is Australian soldier Joe Harmon's nick name for Jean? This version is more a comic book version. Please try your request again later. A quote from The Guardian . It has some bittersweet moments, as well as a little bit of romance. . During this appalling ordeal she befriends Joe Harman, an Australian soldier who risks his own life to help the women. This should not be sold by Amazon. This is a much loved classic and I draw hope from it. Originally published in 1950, A Town Like Alice is a classic I highly recommend. Do not buy this version. The level and depth of his writing in Alice shows that he was indeed learning to draw upon his own experiences to create critically acclaimed works. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war. Secrets draw them together, will lies tear them apart? During this appalling ordeal she befriends Joe Harman, an Australian soldier who risks his own life to help the women. This has to be Nevil Shute’s most popular novel, and I think that most of us first read this from the library when we were in our teens. . TRASH--THIS IS NOT, REPEAT NOT!! THIS IS A BETRAYAL BOTH OF THE AUTHOR AND OF ALL YOUR READERS. Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice is complex and intriguing novel. In these worrying times, it is good to dip back into a classic book like this one and read it once more. British-Australian author Nevil Shute’s historical romance novel A Town Like Alice (1950) is about Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman who becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II being held in British Malaya. A Town Like Alice is one of those books I love beyond reason. A troubled boy’s devastating revelation. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), … Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2016. This is not A TOWN LIKE ALICE. He was caught and brutally punished…, Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2016. A Town Like Alice This book represents a touching story of two people - a young lady who was lucky to survive a Japanese “death march” during World War II and a soldier from Australia who suggested her his help and sacrificed his life for her. It is a simple story of a simple honest girl with a strong character . I'm shocked - not by the racist & outdated ideas expressed in this book - but by the fact that so many reviewers don't seem to be able to accept that THAT'S THE WAY THINGS WERE WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN! A Town Like Alice by Aussie author Nevil Shute is an exceptional tale. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Download A Town Like Alice free in PDF & EPUB format. Originally published in 1950, A Town Like Alice is a classic I highly recommend. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Of course this has aged somewhat with what are casual racist comments throughout, and I know some people complain and want such things removed, but at the end of the day, trying to cover up unpleasant facts from our past causes more problems than just leaving them be. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. The men were sent to camps while their captors didn’t know what to do with the women and children. Five Stars, of course. Will the wedding happen at all?! Jean is only 20 when the Japanese invasion begins and forced to march wearily on leading to death and hardship but she is resilient and resourceful and her journey, both physically and mindfully is very life affirming. This is someone's junior-high-rewrite summary of the book, not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions. This book captures the spirit of the age very well, and as one whose career has straddled the introduction of electric typewriters, the first word processors, through to the age of everyone being instantly contactable the world over 24/7 , it was fascinating to relive working at such a very different pace governed by telegrams and the speed of the postal service, not to mention a more gentlemanly way of doing business. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2019. - Enjoy the story and stop judging by modern standards. Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice is complex and intriguing novel. Download a sample first, and make sure you have the correct one--it starts off dryly, with legal information, but in the first paragraph you find out that the narrator is the solicitor (lawyer) who will be contacting Jean about her inheritance and the story starts off, returning to the Pacific theatre of war and her later life in Australia. Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. One reader also noted the same problem with Kindle version, which is why I bought the print version. The writing is pretty good too. Very strange and disappointing. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. This is a review of the hardback book ‘A Town Like Alice’ by Nevil Shute, from Macmillan’s Collector’s Library. #4: For what crime is Joe Harman crucified? A 2020 National Book Award and Booker Prize nominee, Shuggie Bain is “a debut novel that reads like a masterpiece" (Washington Post). This version is not the original version. ― Nevil Shute, quote from A Town Like Alice “People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about what a bad time they had, she said quietly, staring into the embers. I'm going to try to find the real version... so I suggest that if you want to buy the authentic version, order a sample first. Jean is captured by the Japanese with a large group of women and children. And so began the horrific march across Malaya, from one place to the next over miles and miles of dense jungle. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016. It is not even an abridged version. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This version is more a comic book version. Thank you Amazon. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019, Jean Paget was part of a group of women and children captured by the Japanese at the beginning of the invasion of Malaya. When the diminished group came across Australian prisoners of war, Joe Harman from northern Australia did his best to help the group. This is a much loved classic and I draw hope from it. Again. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. !, THE NEVIL SHUTE BOOK. Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2016. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. And so began the horrific march across Malaya, from one place to the next over miles and miles of dense jungle. Hence Jean Paget was born. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The story, narrated by her solicitor, Noel Strachan, follows Jean Paget, daughter of a Scotswoman and an English army captain. NEVIL SHUTE’S VERY PRECISELY-WRITTEN & REWARDING WORLD TOUR. This is someone's junior-high-rewrite summary of the book, not even as good as the old Reader's Digest condensed editions. With a jealous sister, an intrusive ex, and a handsome distraction will Annie's big day ever come? This is a review of the hardback book ‘A Town Like Alice’ by Nevil Shute, from Macmillan’s Collector’s Library. There is another listing for A Town Like Alice on Amazon, and that is the one you want to buy. I was anticipating the pleasure of reading a much loved favorite. !, THE NEVIL SHUTE BOOK. There's a problem loading this menu right now. This cover illustration shows a soldier in silhouette. You can't change history, people! Neville Shute was a very very good story teller. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. It is more like a children's book. If it does not begin in a British solicitor's office, you've got the wrong one. Surviving The Forest (A Ww2 Historical Novel, Based on a True Story of a Jewish Hol... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. During the walk, several of their party died, but Jean’s role as leader went well as she was the only person able to speak the local language. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Something went wrong. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2019. This has a controlled vocabulary, shortened simple sentences, and a totally skewed chronology, not even close to the original--it makes anyone who has read the true novel FIGHTING MAD to see this advertised/sold as Shute's actual work. Of course this has aged somewhat with what are casual racist comments throughout, and I know some people complain and want such things removed, but at the end of the day, trying to cover up unpleasant facts from our past causes more problems than just leaving them be. A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute, 1950, Heinemann edition, in English Warning to those familiar with Nevil Shute. Something went wrong. A Town Like Alice is a 1956 British drama film produced by Joseph Janni and starring Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch that is based on the 1950 novel by Nevil Shute. It contains courage, determination when the odds are against you, and taking action to change others' lives and the world around you for the better. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2020. Please try again. Based on the true story of Dutch women and children captured by the Japanese in Sumatra, Shute met the strong, courageous woman who led the group through the jungle, and wanted to honour her with this story. She is forced on a brutal march across the country with a group of women and children. Shute is a natural and effective story-teller.” —. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2020. A Town Like Alice Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2016. I'm shocked - not by the racist & outdated ideas expressed in this book - but by the fact that so many reviewers don't seem to be able to accept that THAT'S THE WAY THINGS WERE WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN! In these worrying times, it is good to dip back into a classic book like this one and read it once more. Download a sample first, and make sure you have the correct one--it starts off dryly, with legal information, but in the first paragraph you find out that the narrator is the solicitor (lawyer) who will be contacting Jean about her inheritance and the story starts off, returning to the Pacific theatre of war and her later life in Australia. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. NEVIL SHUTE’S VERY PRECISELY-WRITTEN & REWARDING WORLD TOUR. This has to be Nevil Shute’s most popular novel, and I think that most of us first read this from the library when we were in our teens. It has been years - many years - since I first read the book, but it is still a great, hopeful story, well told with the kind of message, I guess, that if you can live through adversity and bad times, life can be surprising good and full of growth and development. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Please try your request again later. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The book has been a longtime favorite of mine, and this version is written like a child's text book. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Jean is only 20 when the Japanese invasion begins and forced to march wearily on leading to death and hardship but she is resilient and resourceful and her journey, both physically and mindfully is very life affirming. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. A Town Like Alice tells the story of a plucky young Englishwoman who becomes a legend in Malaya during World War II, inherits a fortune, marries her true love, and wisely uses her money to transform an Australian ghost town into a thriving community. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! There's a problem loading this menu right now. It is not even an abridged version. Download Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile #1: Where does Jean Paget's initial fortune come from? I don't know who the audience is, but the book is an abridged version (to put it kindly - it is actually more like a Cliff Notes version). Top subscription boxes – right to your door, A Town Like Alice (Vintage International), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Please try again. Set in both Malaysia and then the Australian outback, it's easy to see why A Town Like Alice is so well known and a classic. I feel cheated and misled. During the walk, several of their party died, but Jean’s role as leader went well as she was the only person able to speak the local language. I don't know if that's strictly true. . Charlie Collins (finally) Gets A Life: A Small Town Romantic Comedy, Headland: a small town mystery loaded with suspense (A Bill Murdoch Mystery Book 1), The Law of Entanglement: A Coming-Of-Age Love Story. Please try again. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I'm going to try to find the real version... so I suggest that if you want to buy the authentic version, order a sample first. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, "As addictive as a thriller, as moving as a confession." Neville Shute was a very very good story teller. Hopefully, someone there will realize that there is some problem with this listing. Cut off in the Australian outback and thousands of miles from home, Jean once again draws on her admirable determination and entrepreneurial spirit when she sets out to build a thriving community.A heart-rending story of strength in adversity, A Town Like Alice is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love.This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. It is more like a children's book. As written in the forward, "Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language.". She's her own worst enemy and is stuck in a love triangle that has more wrong angles than right ones. The book has been a longtime favorite of mine, and this version is written like a child's text book. There was a problem loading your book clubs. has been added to your Cart. Dramatic. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. There is no great action, no pursuing the enemy with a gun and no great judo or kung fu chops. It has been years - many years - since I first read the book, but it is still a great, hopeful story, well told with the kind of message, I guess, that if you can live through adversity and bad times, life can be surprising good and full of growth and development. She is forced on a brutal march across the country with a group of women and children. Please try again. THIS IS A BETRAYAL BOTH OF THE AUTHOR AND OF ALL YOUR READERS. Unfortunately it appears that the original in not available on Kindle .... possibly in some other format tho. The writing is pretty good too. AMAZON, TAKE IT OFF--QUIT SELLING IT AND ADVERTISING IT. Amazon, if you must sell this, tell your customers what they are spending their time and money on, and that it is not what is advertised. 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