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What Happened to the Corbetts By Nevil Shute

What Happened to the Corbetts

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Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he describes the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults.

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What Happened to the Corbetts by Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he describes the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. The story follows the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they try to get to safety.

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Mr Shute is a storyteller in the tradition of R.L. Stevenson and Kipling * Evening News *
One of the best storytellers of our age -- J.B.Priestley
That shattering, unaffected, literary style of his is wholly deceptive...is, in fact, masterly -- H.E. Bates

About Nevil Shute


Nevil Shute 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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GOR010796413
What Happened to the Corbetts by Nevil Shute
Nevil Shute
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2009-09-03
256
0099529971
9780099529972
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.