Goaded by the evacuation of Dunkirk, a retired solicitor on holiday in the Jura mountains promises to escort two English children to safety. So swift and terrible is the Germans' advance that their progress is slow, and the old man finds himself chaperon to an increasing number of waifs and strays.Goaded by the evacuation of Dunkirk, a retired solicitor on holiday in the Jura mountains promises to escort two English children to safety. So swift and terrible is the Germans' advance that their progress is slow, and the old man finds himself chaperon to an increasing number of waifs and strays.Read Less
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As usual, Nevil inter-weaves a succession of loosely associated events, gets the hero into an almost impossible situation and extricates him in an unexpected, and possibly unlikely way.
Nevertheless a good read
Jul 1, 2010
very nice book I would recommend this seller
Jul 9, 2009
Title very appropriate
Excellent read, no theatrics. A very believable tale, well told and enjoyable.
Nov 8, 2007
What the Critics have Missed
It seems to be thought that Nevil Shute is not a great writer because he wrote about ordinary people, and did not attempt to glamorize them. It is precisely because of that, and the fact that his genius was the ability to make "ordinary" people interesting, that he was a great writer, as this book shows.
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