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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409086437
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

An Old Captivity




A classic adventure from the author of A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.

Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford don who has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic - and still less with his beautiful but stubborn daughter, Alix.But once the three of them reach the treacherous shores of Greenland their destinies are inextricably bound by the events that unfold there.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409086437
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute 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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Praise for An Old Captivity

Exhibits his talents at their provocative best

New York Times

Nevil Shute's books always have a real hero...intensely romantic along with the realism, intensely real along with the romanticism, and peculiarly absorbing

Sunday Times

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