A captivating story of a young woman who visits Australia and falls in love with a refugee from war torn Europe. This man was a doctor in his own country and I'd working as a lumberjack as he is a new immigrant.
The young woman has to return to England and her lover has to find a way to requalify as a doctor so they can be together. A lovely period piece.
I admit to being a fan of Shute's books and this one did not disappoint. Exceptional narration,. he is to be commended. A gentle, linear narrative, set between England and Australia with really interesting historical details from the early 1950's. Recommended.
I first read this book many years ago and was delighted to find it was as good as I had remembered. Well written, well read and still enjoyable and although England and Australia have changed greatly since the time of writing, I could still relate to the characters and story line.
I have now read three of Neville Shute's books as of which have been different. This was a lovely gentle story but with an undercurrent of the horrors of WW2. The narrator was excellent especially with the number of accents she had to go through!
lovely characters I just wanted the story to continue and I like the way the period is portrayed.