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Shute, Nevil 1899-1960

Works: 652 works in 4,144 publications in 13 languages and 46,055 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  War fiction  Science fiction films  Historical fiction  History  War films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PR6027.O54, 823.912
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A town like Alice by Nevil Shute( Book )

312 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel told partly in flashbacks about a girl's search for the Australian she met in Malaya during World War II. "A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance. A Town Like Alice tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her--even at the cost of his life
Trustee from the toolroom by Nevil Shute( Book )

65 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure on the high seas and in the air
Pastoral by Nevil Shute( Book )

133 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story of an English bomber pilot and a pretty W.A.A.F. officer during the World War
The chequer board by Nevil Shute( Book )

95 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After sustaining a head injury in an air crash, John Turner is told he has only a year to live. He decides to spend that time making the journey to Rangoon, Burma, in a flying boat to rescue a friend who has gone native
Pied piper by Nevil Shute( Book )

119 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old man guides a band of children from the Jura mountains back to England
Round the bend : a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

86 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owner of a Near East freight airline applies his religious philosophy to everyday problems
The far country by Nevil Shute( Book )

111 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer flees drab post-war London and falls for Carl in Australia, even though they come from very different worlds
The breaking wave by Nevil Shute( Book )

81 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homecoming of RAF soldier is saddened aby death of the Wren sweetheart of his brother, killed in action
The rainbow and the rose by Nevil Shute( Book )

74 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using an unusual technique, Captain Ronnie Clarke describes the exciting career of his test-pilot friend while helping to rescue him after a desperate crash landing
An old captivity by Nevil Shute( Book )

103 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviator contracts to take an Oxford Don to Greenland, and there to discover the truth of whether the Norwegians were the first settlers in Greenland
In the wet by Nevil Shute( Book )

76 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy, a story of the future, with description of Australia and the new air age
No highway, a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

123 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British researcher tries to find out why new transatlantic planes fail
Beyond the black stump, a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

59 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the unsuccessful love of an American geologist for a beautiful West Australian girl
Most secret by Nevil Shute( Book )

83 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their trusty fishing boat Genevieve, armed with only a flame thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army after the fall of France in World War II. This is classic Shute: a thrilling adventure about the heroism of ordinary men that will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering them on
Stephen Morris by Nevil Shute( Book )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two linked novels have flying as a shared theme. In Stephen Morris we see the eponymous hero leaving Oxford University unable to marry his girl because of a lack of prospects. He starts as a mechanic and a pilot at a friends aerodrome business. In Pilotage, Peter Dennison is to start as a junior partner at a firm in China. The woman he wishes to marry can't accept his proposal if it means going to live in Hong Kong. Dennison has to find a way to make money and marry
Landfall : a channel story by Nevil Shute( Book )

103 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.A.F. pilot, accused of sinking British submarine, takes dangerous assignment and his girl clears up the mystery
Ordeal; a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concerns the effect of imagined aerial bombing on the British city of Southampton -- a major maritime centre -- in the early part of World War II. The novel addresses the issues of the aftermath of bombing, such as the spread of disease from lack of clean water, and what may be done to relieve the distress of those affected by it. On the initial day of publication, a thousand copies of the novel were distributed free of charge to ARP [Air Raid Precautions] members to inform them of what they may expect. Peter Corbett, a local lawyer, his wife, Joan, and their three children make the decision to move away from the war zone after their house, and Corbett's offices, are destroyed. They move aboard their small yacht, kept on the river Hamble, but quickly realise that escaping to ports further from Southampton is the only answer. However, because of the fears of cholera and other diseases, many ports are under quarantine. Whilst on the open water of the English Channel, the Corbetts go to the assistance of some downed British naval pilots. Their commanding officer suggests that the family should head for the French port of Brest -- where Corbett may volunteer for war service and his family may board a liner for the safety of Canada. They take this advice and the novel closes."--Wikipedia
The legacy : a novel by Nevil Shute( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in English and Dutch and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London typist, former prisoner of Japanese in Malaya, returns to thank villagers who sheltered her and to marry Australian cattleman
Lonely road by Nevil Shute( Book )

74 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich middle-aged man finds his lonely life turned upside down when he falls in love with a pretty dance hostess and becomes involved in exposing a conspiracy to sabotage the British General Election. But his dogged pursuit of the criminals will throw his life and the lives of those he cares about into grave danger
On the beach by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a nuclear war, only the inhabitants of Australia amd the men of the U.S. submarine Sawfish have escaped the destruction. As they await the radioactive fallout, they review their lives, establish new relationships and prepare for their tragic demise
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The chequer board
Alternative Names
Nelvil Shute Norway 1899-1960

Nevil Shute British racing driver

Nevil Shute Brits auteur

Nevil Shute englischer Schriftsteller, Flugzeugingenieur und Pilot

Nevil Shute ingénieur aéronautique, aviateur et écrivain britannique

Nevil Shute romanziere e ingegnere aeronautico britannico

Norway, N.S.

Norway, Nevil S. 1899-1960

Norway Nevil Shute

Norway Nevil Shute 1899-1960

Shute, N. 1899-1960

Shute, Nevie

Shute, Nevil

Shute Norway, Nevil

Shute Norway, Nevil 1899-1960

Šut, Nevil

Невил Шут английски авиоинженер и писател

Невіл Шют

Шют, Невил

נוויל שוט

נוויל שוט סופר בריטי

נויל, שוט

נויל, שוט 1899-1960

נורוי, נויל שוט 1899-1960

שוט, נוויל 1899־1960

שוט, נויל

שוט, נויל 1899-1960

نویل شوت

نيفيل شوت

노르웨이, 네빌 슈트 1899-1960

슈트, 네빌 1899-1960

シュート, ネヴィル



Trustee from the toolroomPastoralThe chequer boardPied piperRound the bend : a novelThe far countryThe breaking waveThe rainbow and the rose