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A Town Like Alice

(The Legacy)

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Author(s):Neville Shute
Illustrator(s):Unknown
Publisher(s): William Heinemann, Ltd.
Year Published: 1950
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Adventure
Australian
British
Far East
Fiction - novel
Historical Fiction – World War II
Romance
Age Range: Ages 13-18: Young Adult
Pages: 310
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
ISBN-10: 1509834818
ISBN-13: 9781509834815
OCLC: 8671235

Description

A group of English women and children led by Jean Paget are captured by the Japanese in Malaya during World War II and forced to march from village to village.

Joe Harman, an Australian prisoner of war, aids them and is crucified by the Japanese for taking some chickens.

After the war, Jean receives an inheritance and returns to Malaya to build the villagers who took them in a well. She learns that Joe survived the war and goes to Australia to find him.

This book is the Main Edition.

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1950
(William Morrow)

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