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A Town Like Alice

By: Nevil Shute
Published: ©1950, 2010
Pages: 351
Total Copies: 15
Genre:  Fiction | Historical Fiction | Regional, Australia | Books Made Into Movies | War, WWII | Love & Romance


Description: Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. Jean travels lead her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

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