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The Legacy [A Town Like Alice]

SHUTE, Nevil (1899-1960)

Published by William Morrow, New York, 1950
Condition: Fine- Hardcover
From Fine Editions Ltd (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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First Printing (no additional printings noted). 8vo: [6],308pp. Publisher's drab olive-green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in maroon, tan end papers, Boston bookseller's ticket to inside corner of front fly leaf; illustrated dust jacket priced $3.00. About Fine (spine ends bumped), tight bindings, pages clean and crisp; Near fine or better jacket (some spotting to back panel, virtually unnoticeable closed tear to front panel), vibrant and bright. Scarce in this condition. Published when Shute had newly settled in Australia. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman imprisoned by the Japanese in Malaya (now Malaysia) during the Second World War, falls in love with a fellow prisoner, and after liberation emigrates to Australia to be with him, where she attempts, by investing her substantial financial inheritance, to generate prosperity in a small outback community-to turn it into "a town like Alice" ( i.e. Alice Springs). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1536

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Title: The Legacy [A Town Like Alice]

Publisher: William Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Edition: First American Edition.

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