Book :: A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice
By: Nevil Shute
Pages: 359
Published: 1950
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Rating: (4)


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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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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This is a very interesting story, from war and prisoners of war, to love, money, and town building in Australia. An elderly man tells the story of the young woman he met whose life it is he finds interwoven with his.

Oct 16th, 2019

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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