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Round the Bend By Nevil Shute

Round the Bend by Nevil Shute

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. As Cutter's business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin's fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity.

Round the Bend Summary

Round the Bend by Nevil Shute

When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter's business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin's fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity. Though he struggles to believe Shaklin is indeed divine, the friendship will transform Cutter's life.

Round the Bend Reviews

"A story which grips and fascinates, a story enriched by the observation and understanding which have made Shute's work outstanding" * Scotsman *
"He holds attention to the last page" * Daily Telegraph *
"So convincingly does Shute tell the story and so cleverly does he leave the character of Shaklin deliberately vague that the book is as absorbing as anything he has written, and Cutter one of his finest creations" * Glasgow Herald *

About Nevil Shute

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).

Additional information

GOR002428576
9780099530152
0099530155
Round the Bend by Nevil Shute
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2009-09-03
384
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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