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Requiem for a Wren Nevil Shute

Requiem for a Wren By Nevil Shute

Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute


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Summary

The mysterious death of a young woman on an Australian farm reveals a bittersweet story of doomed wartime romance amidst a family crisis.

Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England.

Requiem for a Wren Summary

Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute

The mysterious death of a young woman on an Australian farm reveals a bittersweet story of doomed wartime romance amidst a family crisis.

Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England. But his homecoming is marred by the mysterious suicide of his parents' quiet and reliable parlour-maid. A search through her belongings in search of clues leads to heartbreaking revelations about the woman's identity, the death of Alan's brother Bill and, above all, the disappearance of his brother's fiancee, Janet.

Requiem for a Wren Reviews

My favourite novel, by my favourite author, is a wonderful example of a master's craft. This understated Second World War love story still has a freshness and sincerity more than half a century after it was written. Tragically sad but also uplifting -- Gerald Seymour * Sunday Express *
Magnificent * Guardian *
Shattering, unaffected, literary style...masterly -- H.E. Bates
There is little that Mr Shute does not know about choosing an appealing story and telling it in a gripping way * The Times *
Remarkable books...I share a fierce personal regard for Nevil Shute -- Richard Bach

About Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute was born on 17 January 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death on 12 January 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), No Highway (1948), A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957).

Additional information

GOR001371256
9780099530237
0099530236
Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2009-09-03
272
N/A
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