Nevil Shute (Author of A Town Like Alice)
Nevil Shute On The Beach Audiobook
Order of Nevil Shute Books
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. The R was a prototype for passenger-carrying airships that would serve the needs of Britain's empire.
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An English novelist who later spent much of his time in Australia, the author Nevil Shute Norway, or simply Nevil Shute as he went by his pen-name, was primarily known for his books that tackled everyday issues such as work, race and social-barriers. With a clear and easy to read style, he was known for his direct and straightforward approach that immediately engaged the reader jumping right off the page. With the full name of Nevil Shute Norway, Nevil Shute being just his pen-name, he was take in the world around him growing up, building upon his experiences and ideas. All of this would then later feed back into his work, informing him as a writer, as he worked on his passion for both literature and writing. Graduating from Oxford in finally with a third-class degree based in engineering science, he went onto serve in the army as a soldier.