A Town Like Alice

Author: Nevil Shute
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409087301
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'Probably more people have shed tears over the last page of A Town Like Alice than about any other novel in the English language... remarkable' Guardian Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle - an experience that leads to the deaths of many. Due to her courageous spirit and ability to speak Malay, Jean takes on the role of leader of the sorry gaggle of prisoners and many end up owing their lives to her indomitable spirit. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result. After the war, Jean tracks Joe down in Australia and together they begin to dream of surmounting the past and transforming his one-horse outback town into a thriving community like Alice Springs... With an introduction by Eric Lomax, author of The Railway Man

The Legacy A Town Like Alice

Author: Norway Nevil Norway Nevil Shute
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A Town Like Alice (United States title: The Legacy) is an economic development and romance novel by Nevil Shute, published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II in Malaya, and after liberation emigrates to Australia to be with him, where she attempts, by investing her substantial financial inheritance, to generate economic prosperity in a small outback community -- to turn it into "a town like Alice" i.e. Alice Springs.--Wikipedia.

A Study Guide For Nevil Shute S A Town Like Alice

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410361039
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A Study Guide for Nevil Shute's "A Town Like Alice," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Town Like Alice

Author: Dogukan Akbulut
Editor: koton.ltde book
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"A harrowing, exciting, and in the end very satisfying war romance." HARPER'S 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.... From the Paperback edition.

A Town Like Alice S

Author: Michael Bute
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No Town Like Alice

Author: Maisie McKenzie
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Authors experiences as the wife of a Uniting Church Minister, Doug McKenzie, at Alice Springs and Finke; church work with the Aborigines.

Prisoners Of The Japanese

Author: Roger Bourke
Editor: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702235641
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Many of us have read books or watched films based on the prisoner-of-war experience under the Japanese. It's probably true to say that several postwar generations of Americans, Britons and Australians, although no doubt aware of the many memoirs and diaries of prisoners of war of the Japanese, have almost certainly constructed their understanding of that experience largely from its popular fictions. To date, studies on this topic have concentrated on the many memoirs and diaries of former prisoners of the Japanese. Prisoners of the Japanese is the first book to analyse the major fictions of the prisoner-of-war experience under the Japanese.

The Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press
Editor: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198601739
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More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

Women In Prison Films

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230795836
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 37. Chapters: Atrapadas, A Town Like Alice (film), Bangkok Hilton, Bare Behind Bars, Black Mama, White Mama, Brokedown Palace, Caged, Caged Fury (1989 film), Caged Heat, Chained Heat, Chicago (2002 film), Female Convict 101: Suck, Female Convict 701: Scorpion, Female Convict Scorpion: Grudge Song, Female Prisoner Ayaka: Tormenting and Breaking in a Bitch, Frauengefangnis, Girls in Prison, House of Women, Human Experiments, Interrogation (film), Jackson County Jail (film), Jungle Warriors, Love Camp 7, Nazi Love Camp 27, Paradise Road (1997 film), Prison-A-Go-Go!, Red Heat (1985 film), Reform School Girls, The Big Bird Cage, The Big Doll House, The Concrete Jungle (film), The Smashing Bird I Used to Know, Three Came Home, Two Thousand Women, Violence in a Women's Prison, Women in Cages, Women in Cellblock 9, Women in Cell Block 7, Women in prison film. Excerpt: Chicago is a 2002 musical film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. Directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, and adapted by screenwriter Bill Condon, Chicago won six Academy Awards in 2003, including Best Picture. The film was critically lauded, and was the first musical to win Best Picture since Oliver! in 1969. Chicago centers on Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two murderesses who find themselves in jail together awaiting trial in 1920s Chicago. Velma, a vaudevillian, and Roxie, a housewife, fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows. The film stars Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones also featuring Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Colm Feore, and Mya Harrison. In Chicago, circa 1924, naive Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) visits a nightclub, where star Velma Kelly...

A Town Like Mparntwe

Author: David Brooks
Editor: Iad Press
ISBN: 9781864650457
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Takes you on a journey through Alice Springs or Mparntwe as it is called by the Arrente people. Stories from the Dreamtime with skyline drawings.