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Literary Fiction

Mysterious Aviator (Vintage International)

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(13 reviews)

When Peter Moran, a former World War I pilot, picks up a man on the roadside while driving through a bitter rainy night, he is startled to discover that the bedraggled man is a wartime comrade of his who has just survived a... See More

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Literary Fiction

The Far Country (Vintage International)

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(137 reviews)

When a young Englishwoman named Jennifer Morton leaves London to visit relatives on their sheep ranch in the Australian outback, she falls in love both with the gloriously beautiful country and with Carl, a Czech refugee who... See More

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Literature & Fiction

On the Beach (Vintage International)

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(928 reviews)

"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off." THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE They are the last generation... See More

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Classics

A Town Like Alice (Vintage International)

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(1,174 review)

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. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is... See More

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Literary Fiction

Beyond the Black Stump (Vintage International)

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(66 reviews)

The expression "beyond the black stump" refers to the deepest, darkest wilds of the Australian outback, the setting for Nevil Shute's novel of a romance tested by cultural difference. Stanton Laird is an American geologist... See More

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Literary Fiction

Slide Rule (Vintage International)

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(122 reviews)

Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical... See More

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Literary Fiction

Most Secret (Vintage International)

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(90 reviews)

Aboard a fishing boat named "Genevieve," a small group of British officers and French fishermen -- armed only with a flame thrower and small arms -- plan a secret commando mission against the might of the German army after... See More

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Literary Fiction

The Chequer Board (Vintage International)

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(83 reviews)

John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his remaining time in search of three very different men he met in the hospital during the war, each of them in... See More

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Literary Fiction

Ordeal (Vintage International)

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(11 reviews)

Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he imagines the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Trustee from the Toolroom (Vintage International)

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(448 reviews)

Keith Stewart is a quiet and unassuming man called upon to undertake an extraordinary task. A skilled maker of miniature working models, he lives a modest life devoted to his hobby. But when his sister and her wealthy... See More

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Literary Fiction

Round the Bend (Vintage International)

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(177 reviews)

When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his international air freight business, he little realizes the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin soon proves to possess a charismatic power that... See More

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Landfall (Vintage International)

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(86 reviews)

When Jerry Chambers, a young coastal patrol pilot during World War II, is accused of mistakenly sinking a British submarine he is reprimanded and sent to a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb, a dangerous mission... See More

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Historical Fiction

The Breaking Wave (Vintage International)

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(46 reviews)

The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute's most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II. Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his... See More

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Literature & Fiction

No Highway (Vintage International)

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(135 reviews)

Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicuous engineer whose eccentric interests are frowned upon in aviation circles. When a passenger plane crashes in Newfoundland under unexplained circumstances, Honey is determined to prove his... See More

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Literary Fiction

The Rainbow and the Rose (Vintage International)

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(72 reviews)

When seasoned pilot Johnny Pascoe tries to rescue a sick girl from the Tasmanian outback, his plane crashes and leaves him stranded and dangerously injured. Ronnie Clarke, who was trained by Pascoe, attempts to fly a doctor... See More

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Kindling (Vintage International)

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(25 reviews)

When Henry Warren, director of an English bank, lands by chance in a hospital in a bleak Northern town that has been ruined by the closure of its shipyard, he discovers nothing less than a new purpose for his life. Moved by... See More

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Pastoral (Vintage International)

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(108 reviews)

World War II pilot Peter Marshall leads the most successful bombing crew at his airbase, having survived an unusual number of extremely dangerous missions over Germany. However, when Peter falls hopelessly in love with an... See More

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Literary Fiction

Lonely Road (Vintage International)

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(19 reviews)

Malcolm Stevenson, a wealthy ex-naval officer haunted by his memories of the war, finds his lonely life turned upside down one night when he runs into trouble on a road near the coast. What at first appears to be an accident... See More

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Classics

Landfall (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

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(30 reviews)

"Grips the reader... The story has pace and excitement, unforced sentiment and wholly unaffected gaiety." - Times Literary Supplement "He knows how to build a story mounting page by page in suspense... a thriller if ever... See More

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Literary Fiction

Stephen Morris (Vintage International)

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(36 reviews)

These two related novellas, Stephen Morris and Pilotage, were Nevil Shute's first works of fiction and drew on his own youthful experiences. Both concern young men obsessed with the early world of aviation. Stephen Morris... See More

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Literary Fiction

Marazan (Vintage International)

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(36 reviews)

After pilot Philip Stenning is involved in a near-fatal plane crash, he feels he owes a debt of gratitude to the man who rescued him. However, his mysterious savior turns out to be an escaped convict and Stenning's... See More

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LandFall

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(29 reviews)

A romantic World War II adventure about the strength of true love and how it can overcome any obstacle. A British air reconnaissance officer falls for a pub waitress, but finds his lift in chaos when he accidentally bombs a... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Round the Bend

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(95 reviews)

Tom Cutter is in love with airplanes and has been from his boyhood. He can remain in England, an employee in another man's aviation business, or he can set out on his own. With little more than personal grit and an antique... See More

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Literary Fiction

An Old Captivity (Vintage International)

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(103 reviews)

Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford archaeologist who has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic -- and still less with his beautiful but stubborn daughter, Alix. But once the three of them... See More

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Literature & Fiction

A Town Like Alice

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(170 reviews)

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. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is... See More

$2.99 Price verified 3 hours ago
Literature & Fiction

So Disdained

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(34 reviews)

When Peter Moran picks up a man on the roadside while driving through a bitter rainy night, he embarks upon an adventure that will lead him into treasonous international plots, flying adventures and tests of both his bravery... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Vinland the Good

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(5 reviews)

Icelandic & American legend of Lief Ericson & Eric the Red, & the voyages to Massachusetts Bay. See More

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Literature & Fiction

Round the Bend

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(177 reviews)

Tom Cutter is in love with airplanes and has been from his boyhood. He can remain in England, an employee in another man's aviation business, or he can set out on his own. With little more than personal grit and an antique... See More

$0.99 Price verified 15 hours ago
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