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When a passenger plane crashes in unexplained circumstances, Theodore Honey, a shy inconspicuous aircraft engineer with eccentric interests in quantum mechanics and spiritualism, must convince his superiors that his unorthodox theories are correct before more lives are lost.
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NEVIL SHUTE NORWAY was born on January 17, 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death on January 12, 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), No Highway (1948), A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957).Review:
· "No Highway is a novel which engages the heart and grips the mind." --Evening Standard
· "Shute was a brilliant storyteller and terrific example for any writer." --Express
· "Mr. Shute is a storyteller in the tradition of R. L. Stevenson and Kipling." --Evening News
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