Book :: A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice
By: Nevil Shute
Pages: 359
Published: 1950
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Rating: (3)


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"A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance." HARPER'S A TOWN LIKE ALICE tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her--even at the cost of his life.... From the Paperback edition.

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bryanoz bryanoz

Jul 14th, 2018

forline forline

an all-time favorite! Recommended for bookclub and others loved it as well!

Mar 24th, 2018

pnadamson pnadamson

One of my favorite books. Harrowing story with a happy ending. I love how the heroine turns a legacy from an uncle she barely knew into something special.

Jan 15th, 2014

A Town Like Alice appears on these lists...

96th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

37th on The Big Read by BBC