Nevil Shute's last novel is an exciting story, splendidly told, glowing with the warmth of human kindness. Keith Stewart, middle-aged and happily married, must suddenly exchange his Ealing workshop for an island in the South Seas to search for a fortune his own ingenuity had helped to hide - his niece's birthright... There were problems in plenty, but from London to Tahiti, from Honolulu to Seattle, this gifted engineer found more friends than he ever knew existed...
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When his sister's boat is wrecked in the Pacific, Keith Steward becomes the trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a voyage in a small yacht in inhospitable waters.About the Author:
Nevil Shute Norway was born on 17 January 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 12 January 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), No Highway (1948), A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957).
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Book Description Pan Books, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110330023071
Book Description Pan Books, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 330023071