Book Details

Publisher: Troubador Publishing

Date of Publication: 28th July 2017

ISBN: 9781788032575 (paperback)

RRP: £10.99

Size: 234 x 156 mm, 323 pp

About ‘Shute: The engineer who became a prince of storytellers

At a quarter to five on a warm summer’s afternoon in July 1950 the P & O liner SS Strathnaver left Tilbury Docks, London, bound for Australia. One of those on board was Nevil Shute Norway, better known to many around the world as the novelist Nevil Shute. Although like most of the other passengers he and his family were migrating to Australia to start a new life, Nevil Shute Norway was certainly not a typical ‘ten pound Pom’. He was wealthy and leaving behind a lifestyle that most in England could only dream of.

He was 51 and had already experienced a great deal in his life so far. Yet one of the most popular and successful novelists of the time was now leaving England to settle in Australia, a country he had visited only once the year before and which the rest of his family had never seen. For the rest of his life Australia would become his home and, it could be argued, the inspiration for many of his best-loved and most enduring novels. Shute tells the story of the life and times of this remarkable man.

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