Pied Piper Paperback – Jul 2002
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"Mr Shute not only writes vividly and excitingly of occupied France, but with a delightful understanding of children"
About the Author
Born in 1899, Nevil Shute worked as an engineer before founding his own aircraft company in 1931. During the Second World War he served in the navy, doing secret work for the admiralty and finding time to write several novels. He made his home in Australia, remaining there with his family until his death in 1960. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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His story telling is like a visit. An easy read and absolutely holds ones interest until and beyond then end of the story.
I have read his books years ago, but recently have started once again to enjoy them.
The are not smutty or vulgar and he is able to make them work without those components, which is refreshing.
For the record, I think it was made into a movie twice. Once with Monty Wooley playing Howard and then again for television - mid eighties, perhaps - with Peter O'Toole playing the role. Still, as the story is so marvelous, it should be done again for the big screen. Considering Anthony Hopkins's performance in "The Remains of the Day" (which was superior to the entertaining but far less nuanced Hannibal Lecter), I think he would be perfect to play Howard, putting the perfect cap on his career.
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This book predates the BBC Series "A French Village". Really interesting story about the 1940 environment in southern France. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JEK
I love Nevil Shute. This book was written at the time he depicts in the book. A great read, I was sorry when it ended.Published on May 17 2014 by Ruth
I read this book many years ago - I think it is one of his best and have chosen this as a birthday gift.Published on March 8 2013 by Joan K Morgan
Nevil Shute wrote Pied Piper in 1942, just two years after the start of the war and the events that form the backdrop to the story. Read morePublished on March 10 2009 by Art Carver