Free eBooks by Nevil Shute
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.
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.
From an Oxfordshire air base, Wellington bombers fly missions into Germany. Only a handful of crews have survived the war long enough to become experienced. Peter Marshall is captain of one crew. When he falls in love with Gervase, her rebuff nearly costs him his concentration and life. Their relationship blossoms when he has only five more missions to go. As they tick by, tension mounts.
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....
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.
Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world. After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his... more...
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.