Requiem for a Wren (Paperback)
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Requiem for a Wren (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 03/09/2009
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The mysterious death of a young woman on an Australian farm reveals a bittersweet story of doomed wartime romance amidst a family crisis.

Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England. But his homecoming is marred by the mysterious suicide of his parents' quiet and reliable parlour-maid. A search through her belongings in search of clues leads to heartbreaking revelations about the woman's identity, the death of Alan's brother Bill and, above all, the disappearance of his brother's fiancee, Janet.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099530237
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 192 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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My favourite novel, by my favourite author, is a wonderful example of a master's craft. This understated Second World War love story still has a freshness and sincerity more than half a century after it was written. Tragically sad but also uplifting -- Gerald Seymour * Sunday Express *
Magnificent * Guardian *
Shattering, unaffected, literary style...masterly -- H.E. Bates
There is little that Mr Shute does not know about choosing an appealing story and telling it in a gripping way * The Times *
Remarkable books...I share a fierce personal regard for Nevil Shute -- Richard Bach

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“Poignant, complex, beautifully written”

Poignant, complex and beautifully written. Alan Duncan reluctantly returns home to his parents' farm in Australia after the war, to recuperate after being maimed in a plane crash. He discovers the family in... More

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