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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409086550
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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Round the Bend




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

When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter's business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin's fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity. Though he struggles to believe Shaklin is indeed divine, Cutter too finds solace in his friend's teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409086550
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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 Round the Bend

“A story which grips and fascinates, a story enriched by the observation and understanding which have made Shute's work outstanding”

Scotsman

“He holds attention to the last page”

John Betjeman, Daily Telegraph

“So convincingly does Shute tell the story and so cleverly does he leave the character of Shaklin deliberately vague that the book is as absorbing as anything he has written, and Cutter one of his finest creations”

Glasgow Herald


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