At a glance:
- Author: Nevil Shute Norway
- First Published: 1950
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Love or romance, Marriage, World War II, England or English people, Japan or Japanese people, Prisoners of war, Australia or Australians
- Locales: Australia, Australia and Oceania
A Town Like Alice, more than any other work, reveals Shute’s feelings about Australia. Shortly after his first visit, Shute decided to move there. He bought a little farm in Victoria, and over time decided to make it his permanent home. He came to love and respect the hard-working people he met there, and he was fascinated by the distances people had to travel to get ordinary things like groceries, clothing, or medical care.
The “Alice” of the title is Alice Springs, a town right in the center of the continent, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide....
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