Item #66418 A Town Like Alice. Nevil SHUTE.
A Town Like Alice.
A Town Like Alice.
A Town Like Alice.

A Town Like Alice.

London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1950. [Modern literature] SIGNED First Edition. Octavo, pp.[6]; 332; [2]. Publisher's red cloth blocked in gilt to spine, top edge red, pictorial dust-jacket with price 10/6 to flap. Full signature of the author [Nevil Shute Norway] in blue ink to title page. Uniform toning to edges, discreet name and date beneath flap, jacket with a few small chips and minor rubs. Very good indeed. Uncommon signed. The author's defining novel, 'A Town Like Alice' (aka The Legacy) tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a wartime Japanese 'death march', and an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her - even at the cost of his life... Basis for the 1956 J. Arthur Rank film directed by Jack Lee, starring Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch. Item #66418

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