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Support epubBooks by making a small PayPal donation purchase. 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.

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Last edited by ImportBot. August 12, History. Add another edition? A town like Alice Nevil Shute. A town like Alice Close. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove A town like Alice from your list? A town like Alice 1st Ballantine Books ed. Places Australia , Malaya , Malaysia. Times WWII. Edition Notes Genre Fiction.

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N83 To , PR O54 To Now a wealthy woman at least on paper , Jean decides she wants to build a well for the village so that the women will not have to walk so far to collect water: Strachan arranges for her to travel to Malaya, where she goes back to the village and persuades the headman to allow her to build the well.

While it is being built, she discovers that, by a strange chance, Joe Harman survived his punishment and returned to Australia. She decides to travel on to Australia to find him. On her travels, she visits the town of Alice Springs , where Joe lived before the war, and is much impressed with the quality of life there.

She then travels to the fictional primitive town of Willstown in the Queensland outback , where Joe has become manager of a cattle station. She soon discovers that the quality of life in "Alice" is an anomaly, and life for a woman in the outback is elsewhere very rugged.

Willstown is described as "a fair cow". Meanwhile, Joe has met a pilot who helped repatriate the women, from whom he learns that Jean survived the war and that she was never married. He travels to London to find her, using money won in a lottery.

He finds his way to Strachan's office, but is told that she has gone travelling in the Far East. Disappointed, he gets drunk and is arrested, but is bailed out by Strachan. Without revealing Jean's actual whereabouts, Strachan persuades Joe to return home by ship and intimates that he may well receive a great surprise there.

While staying in Willstown, awaiting Joe's return, Jean learns that most young girls have to leave the town to find work in the bigger cities.

Having worked with a firm in Britain that produced crocodile- leather luxury goods, she gets the idea of founding a local workshop to make shoes from the skins of crocodiles hunted in the outback.

With the help of Joe and of Noel Strachan, who releases money from her inheritance, she starts the workshop, followed by a string of other businesses; an ice-cream parlour, a public swimming pool and shops.

The third part of the book shows how Jean's entrepreneurship gives a decisive economic impact to develop Willstown into "a town like Alice"; also Jean's help in rescuing an injured stockman, which breaks down many local barriers. The story closes a few years later, with an aged Noel Strachan visiting Willstown to see what has been done with the money he has given Jean to invest. He reveals that the money which Jean inherited was originally made in an Australian gold rush, and he is satisfied to see the money returning to the site of its making.

Jean and Joe name their second son Noel, and ask Strachan to be his godfather. They invite Noel Strachan to make his home with them in Australia, but he declines the invitation, returns to Britain and the novel closes. The protagonists share the attitudes of the time: Aborigines are referred to as " boongs " or " abos ". It is also assumed that non-whites must use different shops and bars from whites and that they are less reliable than whites.

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But these attitudes are often presented not in a racist, but an ironic sense: Another theme is the situation of women in Western and Asian society at that period.

For example, Jean Paget is not given full control of the money she inherited from her uncle, but has her capital managed by male lawyers. Also the Malayan women are subject to their husbands.

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