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On the beach

Author: Nevil Shute
Publisher: London : House of Stratus, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the war is over, a radioactive cloud begins to sweep southwards on the winds, gradually poisoning everything in its path. An American submarine captain is among the survivors left sheltering in Australia, preparing with the locals for the inevitable. Despite his memories of his wife, he becomes close to a young woman struggling to accept the harsh realities of their situation. Then a faint Morse code signal is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nevil Shute
ISBN: 9781842322765 1842322761 0345311485 9780345311481 0434699195 9780434699193 0749304081 9780749304089 9780099530251 0099530252
OCLC Number: 1178696760
Description: 296 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Nevil Shute.

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Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from the United States and the submarine must set sail through the bleak ocean to search for signs of life.On the Beach is Nevil Shute's most  Read more...

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Timely and ironic..an indelibly sad ending that leaves you tearful and disturbed * Los Angeles Times * Still incredibly moving after nearly half a century * Economist * Fictions such as On the Beach Read more...

 
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