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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409087120
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Ruined City




'"I believe that that's the one thing most worth doing in this modern world," he said quietly. "to create jobs that men can work at, and be proud of"' Ruined City

Through a series of mishaps, Henry Warren, a recently divorced City financier, ends up in hospital in a Northern town ruined by the closure of its shipyard. Moved by the fate of the town's inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409087120
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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 Ruined City

“Immensely readable”

Guardian

“Not only a brilliant fluent storyteller but also an ironic commentator on the world scene”

Harpers & Queen

“There is little that Shute does not know about choosing an appealing story and telling it in a gripping way”

The Times


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