A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

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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. 

Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable.

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Paperback, 351 pages

Published February 9th 2010 by Vintage (first published 1950)

Original Title

A Town Like Alice

ISBN

0307474003 (ISBN13: 9780307474001)

Edition Language

Characters

Jean PagetJoe Harman

setting

Alice Springs, Northwest Territory, 1948 (Australia) 
Australia