5.0 out of 5 stars
An adventure and love story by one of the best., June 2 2001
This book by Nevil Shute was presented in a PBS series and if you saw the movie you should read the book. Nevil Shute is a master storyteller and this is one of his best.The story chronicals a young English womans forced march through southeast Asia as a war prisoner and her life afterwards as she leaves her home to find the Austrailian soldier who helped her.Together they begin to build a small outback settlement into their dream town, " A town like Alice". This is a great book for all ages and I am sure after reading it you too will become a Nevil Shute fan.