One of my favourite authors was born today

Posted On January 17, 2007

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Nevil Shute was born in 1899 yet his books are still very readable today. I have read 3 of his books –A town like Alice I read this after seeing the movie on TV, The Far Country and  On the Beach a story I dont ever think I’ll forget.

I plan to read more in the future.

Nevil  was born in London and served in both World Wars.  He had 2 daughters to his wife Frances Heaton.  Although he started the wars as a soldier and a pilot his writing saw him end up in 1944 as a war correspondent.  After WW2 he moved to Australia .  He died in Melbourne Australia in 1960.

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One Response to “One of my favourite authors was born today”

  1. Kitty

    he sounds very interesting!

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