The Far Country
A classic adventure from the author of A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
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.
Praise for The Far Country
Enjoyable story of love blossoming over the scalpelsEvening Standard
A heartlifting novel by a master-weaver of romance and adventureBoston 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 usSue Townshed, The Times