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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409086611
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Far Country




A dramatic romance set in the remote wilds of the Australian outback

A young English woman leaves her ageing parents to visit friends living in the Australian outback. She falls in love, both with the country and with Carl, a doctor and Czech refugee. Brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409086611
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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 The Far Country

Enjoyable story of love blossoming over the scalpels

Evening Standard

A heartlifting novel by a master-weaver of romance and adventure

Boston Herald

Nevil Shute made me yearn for a faithful, plodding, Shute-type of man. I imagined us trekking across the Australian outback, finding a run-down hamlet, and then transforming it together until death or flood parted us

Sue Townshed, The Times

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