Shute, Nevil: A Town Like Alice

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A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute Author Nevil Shute is the pseudonym of the British novelist N. S. Norway. He was born in England in 1899 and died in Australia in 1960. Other novels: No Highway In the West Requiem from a Wren Main characters Jean Paget She is the niece of Douglas Macfadden and she inherits a considerable amount of money when he died. She tells Mr. Strachan about her life in Malaya. Douglas Macfadden He is the uncle of Jean Paget and she is his last relative. Mr. Strachan He is the solicitor of Douglas Macfadden. Joe Harman He is an Australian lorry driver who is also a prisoner of the Japanese. Plot In this book a young woman from England tells her experiences which she had as a girl aged about 20 years old. Her name is Jean Paget. She tells her story to Mr. Strachan, the senior partner of a firm of solicitors. Recently Jean has met her acquaintance because she is the niece - and the last relative - of Douglas Macfadden. Mr. Macfadden (Mr. Strachan`s client) has died and Jean inherits a considerable amount of money, but she doesn`t get it all in all. Every month she gets a little part of that money. That was Mr. Macfadden`s idea, because he didn t believe that women could deal with so much money. After Mr. Macfadden`s death, Mr. Strachan had to find his client s last relative. After a while, he`s found Jean Paget, a young typist in the office of a concern called Pack and Levy Ltd. He invites her to tell her the facts of her ...

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