Free eBooks by Nevil Shute
INCLUDES THE NOVEL PILOTAGEStephen Morris has just called off his engagement to the girl of his dreams because he is a penniless graduate with no prospects. He finds a job working as an aircraft mechanic, hoping to make his fortune. In Pilotage, Stephen's navigator Peter Dennison is struggling with the same problem. These two early novels draw on Nevil Shute's own experiences as a young engineer.
A TOWN LIKE ALICE tells of a young woman who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her--even at the cost of his life....
Drunk and delirious, an old man lies dying in the Queensland bush. In his opium-hazed last hours, a priest finds his deserted shack and listens to his last words. Half-awake and half-dreaming the old man tells the story of an adventure set decades in the future, in a very different world.
A novel which has been unavailable for 4 years, about a young airman, an Oxford don and his beautiful daughter who, on an expedition to the Arctic, are transported by explorers of another age - the Norsemen and their longships of a thousand years before.
In their trusty fishing boat Genevieve, armed with only a flame thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army after the fall of France in World War II. This is classic Shute: a thrilling adventure about the heroism of ordinary men that will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering them on.
Keith Stewart, a retiring and ingenious engineer, could not have been happier in his little house in the shabby London suburb of Ealing. It was there he invented the miniature motor, the six-volt generator an inch and a half in diameter, and the tiny Congreve clock that Miniature Mechanic made such a fuss about in its columns. Then a chain of events he could not possibly have imagined sweeps him into deep waters and leads him to his happiest discover... more...
1976, hardcover, Heinemann / Octopus / Secker & Warburg, all London, U.K., mammoth 924-page omnibus edition, offering 5 complete unabridged titles, originally published between 1942 and 1952 in Great Britain. Titles include: A Town Like Alice, Pied Piper, The Far Country, The Chequer Board, and No Highway.
Nevil Shute’s autobiographical work charts his selected remembrances from childhood to 1938. The parallels between Shute’s life and his fiction can be seen: airship engineering, the new industry of commercial aircraft and his experience of civil servants and bureaucratic military agencies.
John Pascoe, a retired military flyer and commercial pilot, has crashed on a remote Tasmania mountain while attempting a rescue. Another pilot and friend, Ronnie Clark, volunteers to rescue the injured flyer. Through strange dreams that appear to Clark we glimpse Pascoe's past family life with its secrets.
Jennifer fled the drab monotony of post-war London. When she landed in Australia, it was like coming home. She loved it and when she met Carl, she had every reason to stay. But the two of them came from quite different worlds, and it is the story of their building a life together that Nevil Shute tells in his matchless way. With warmth and understanding, and with his natural affection for the people he creates, the author brings to life his... more...