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Requiem for a Wren

Requiem for a Wren

by Nevil Shute
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/12/2009
RRP  $25.25 $24.95
Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England. But his homecoming is marred by the mysterious suicide of his parents' quiet and reliable parlour-maid. A search through her belongings in search of clues leads to heartbreaking revelations about the woman's identity, the death of Alan's brother Bill, and, above all, the disappearance of his brother's fiancee, Janet.
ISBN:
9780099530237
9780099530237
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-12-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x17mm
Weight:
0.19kg
Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute Norway was born in London in 1899. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with a degree in engineering in 1922 and began working as an aeronautical engineer.

The first of his 24 novels, Marazan, was published in 1926 and these two very separate careers flourished in tandem until he ceased work in 1938 to write full-time. As a Naval Volunteer Reservist in the Second World War, Shute developed anti-submarine missiles and was sent to Normandy to chronicle the D-Day landings.

In 1945 he emigrated to Australia with his wife and daughters and there wrote perhaps his most famous novels - A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957). He died in Melbourne in 1960.

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