Slide Rule

Nevil Shute

Published by Mandarin, 1990
ISBN 10: 0749304103 / ISBN 13: 9780749304102
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Synopsis: Nevil Shute’s autobiographical work charts his selected remembrances from childhood to 1938. The parallels between Shute’s life and his fiction can be seen: airship engineering, the new industry of commercial aircraft and his experience of civil servants and bureaucratic military agencies.

About the Author: Nevil Shute Norway was born in London and worked as an aeronautical engineer at Vickers before setting up his own airship company. Worried that his reputation as a fiction writer would damage his engineering career, he wrote without using his surname. He served in both world wars and was a commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in World War II, working on secret projects. After the war he became a full time author completing a fictionalised account of his war time experience in 'Most Secret'. Moving to Australia in 1949 he based seven of his novels against that background including his most successful title On The Beach. This was subsequently a hugely successful film starring Gregory Peck, Antony Perkins and Ava Gardner and became arguably the major after the bomb movie of all time. Shute became one of the top selling authors of the 50s and 60s with wide appeal to a broad international market attracted by strong story lines which were always meticulously researched..

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Title: Slide Rule
Publisher: Mandarin
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Good
Edition: New Ed.

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