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The Resource A town like Alice, Nevil Shute

A town like Alice, Nevil Shute

Label
A town like Alice
Title
A town like Alice
Statement of responsibility
Nevil Shute
Title variation
  • Legacy
  • Rape of Malaya
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the end of her incredible struggle to survive the desperate hardships of Japanese-occupied Malaya, Jean Paget has lived a quietly anonymous life. But an unexpected inheritance and the desire to repay long remembered kindness sends her back across the world to the place which holds memories of both horror and great tenderness. And news of what seems like a miracle reawakens old longings and hopes for a love which had barely begun and has yet to be fulfilled
Summary
Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle - an experience that leads to the deaths of many. Due to her courageous spirit and ability to speak Malay, Jean takes on the role of leader of the sorry gaggle of prisoners and many end up owing their lives to her indomitable spirit. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result. After the war, Jean tracks Joe down in Australia and together they begin to dream of surmounting the past and transforming his one-horse outback town into a thriving community like Alice Springs.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
055662
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=310490
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn649453116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307476975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00170466
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
87349B3B-DC24-4D7F-A1B8-A13056B7C88D
System control number
(OCoLC)649453116
Label
A town like Alice, Nevil Shute
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=310490
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn649453116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307476975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00170466
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
87349B3B-DC24-4D7F-A1B8-A13056B7C88D
System control number
(OCoLC)649453116

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