Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
January 17, 1899

Died
January 12, 1960

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Nevil Shute Norway was a popular British novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer.

He used Nevil Shute as his pen name, and his full name in his engineering career, in order to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels.

He lived in Australia for the ten years before his death.

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A Town Like Alice

4.13 avg rating — 43,079 ratings — published 1950 — 131 editions
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On the Beach

3.93 avg rating — 29,884 ratings — published 1957 — 44 editions
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Trustee from the Toolroom

4.22 avg rating — 2,584 ratings — published 1960 — 35 editions
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Pied Piper

4.17 avg rating — 2,524 ratings — published 1942 — 43 editions
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The Far Country

3.95 avg rating — 1,387 ratings — published 1952 — 39 editions
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Requiem for a Wren

3.96 avg rating — 1,359 ratings — published 1955 — 42 editions
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No Highway

3.91 avg rating — 1,131 ratings — published 1948 — 51 editions
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Round the Bend

4.06 avg rating — 1,043 ratings — published 1951 — 42 editions
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Pastoral

3.92 avg rating — 871 ratings — published 1944 — 31 editions
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The Chequer Board

4.01 avg rating — 846 ratings — published 1947 — 31 editions
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More books by Nevil Shute…
“You cannot argue stupidity, you just have to accept it patiently as one of those things.”
Nevil Shute, Round the Bend

“It's not the end of the world at all," he said. "It's only the end for us. The world will go on just the same, only we shan't be in it. I dare say it will get along all right without us.”
Nevil Shute, On the Beach

“I know you've taken risks to do these things. Do Please be careful."
"Don't worry about me," he said. "You've got enough troubles on your own plate, my word. But we'll come out all right, so long as we just keep alive, that's all we got to do. Just keep alive another two years, till the war's over.”
Nevil Shute, A Town Like Alice

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