Order of Nevil Shute Books - cbm11.orgNevil Shute wrote 24 novels and an autobiography between and All are excellent but some are obviously better than others. A complete bibliography is below. In some cases books were published under different names in the UK and the US. Both titles are shown where applicable.
Crossing To Freedom (1990)
He wrote with a power that enthralled millions. Nevil Shute became, in his time, the most popular novelist in the world. He was born to tell stories — of life in the Australian outback and the American West, in Burma and Malaya and the towns and villages of England — stories of the courage and decency of ordinary people, of the values of the individual in an ailing world, of the power of friendship and the force of love, of drama, innocence and disaster. Nevil Shute Norway worked as an aeronautical engineer at Vickers before setting up his own airship company. He flew his own aircraft to Australia to research On the Beach , before settling there permanently.
Nevil Shute Norway was an English-Australian novelist as well as an aeronautical engineer. His novels are not divided into series, but rather three categories — Pre-War mostly pre , War and Australia As he was an aeronautical engineer, aviation plays a big part in his novels. Nevil Shute became a published author in with Marazan. Ruined City was also published as Kindling.
Novels & Characters
Nevil Shute - the man
He used his full name in his engineering career and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels, which included On the Beach and A Town Like Alice. Shute himself was later commended for his role as a stretcher-bearer during the rising. Shute attended the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich , but because of his stammer was unable to take up a commission in the Royal Flying Corps , instead serving in the Great War as a soldier in the Suffolk Regiment. An aeronautical engineer as well as a pilot, he began his engineering career with the De Havilland Aircraft Company. He used his pen-name as an author to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels. Dissatisfied with the lack of opportunities for advancement, he took a position in with Vickers Ltd.