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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409087519
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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Trustee from the Toolroom




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

Keith Stewart is an ordinary man. However, one day he is called upon to undertake an extraordinary task. When his sister’s boat is wrecked in the Pacific, he becomes trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a 2,000 mile voyage in a small yacht in inhospitable waters. His adventures and the colourful characters he meets on his journey make this book a marvellous tale of courage and friendship.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409087519
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

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 Trustee from the Toolroom

“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

“Something about this author's calm, deliberate style creates unexpected excitement... we are warmed by the justice and sheer pleasure of it”

Independent


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