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Title:A Town Like Alice
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.10)
Category:Fiction
Book ID:B009-3369
Quantity:1
Publisher:Pan Books Ltd, London, 1961
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Pan Books Ltd, 1961, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Paperback Edition

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... Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 314 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Yellow titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; War Fiction; Second World War; Australia; 1940s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3369.
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