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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409086468
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Landfall




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

Jerry Chambers, a fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine. He is reprimanded and sent to a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb, a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about clearing her lover's name...but will she be too late?

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409086468
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Nevil Shute Norway

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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Praise for Landfall

“A admirably good story, full of drama and good humour”

Evening Standard

“A good simple story...genuinely moving”

New Statesman

“Direct, simple, wholly free from highfalutin nonsense and entirely charming”

Daily Mail

“Exciting reading of war on land and in the air”

kirkus reviews

“A story that grips the reader with its quiet veracity, its truth to character, its understanding of the young man of the R.A.F and the nature of their job, of the so much owing so many to so few. The story has pace and excitement, unforced sentiment and wholly unaffected gaiety...Alive, humourous and finely restrained in feeling throughout...fascinating descriptions of Service operations...thrilling and eloquent”

Times Literary Supplement


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