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Requiem for a Wren

Nevil Shute

Requiem for a Wren

by Nevil Shute

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Published by Heron Books in (London) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London, Heinemann, 1956.

Statementoriginal illustrations by Patricia Ludlow.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23128641M

  You can see what Simon, Polly, Sakura, and Kim thought about that book on their blogs. Since I find Shute’s novels to be unputdownable, I thought reading one of them would be a great choice for last weekend’s hour readathon. So I picked up Requiem for a Wren which was the only Shute on my shelves that I hadn’t read. In it, we find Alan. Author:Shute, Nevil. Requiem for a Wren. Book Binding:Paperback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in Book Condition:VERYGOOD.

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Requiem For A Wren is a novel by Nevil was first published in by William Heinemann was published in the United States under the title The Breaking Wave. [1]Plot summary. Alan Duncan is a lawyer, recently called to the Bar in England, returning home to his wealthy parents' prosperous sheep ranch in Australia. Another book in the Dymocks Reading Challenge This book ticked off the ‘book with a red cover’ category for me. I’m loving this challenge, some of categories are rather vague and can be interpreted in a number of ways making it easy enough to find books to fit. In Requiem for a Wren I read how the British prepared for the other.


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Requiem for a Wren (U.S. title The Breaking Wave) is one of Nevil Shute's most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II. Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his parents' remote sheep station in Australia to take the place of his brother Bill, who died a hero in the war.4/5.

Many of Shute's books, like "Requiem for a Wren," revolve around individuals caught up in the trauma of World War II or the post-war world. Many take place in the wide open spaces of his beloved Australia.

They blend romance, adventure, sacrifice and deep sentiment, a quality I miss in our era of irony and detachment/5().

Requiem For A Wren The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his parents' remote sheep station in Australia to take the place of his brother Bill, who died a hero in the war.

But his homecoming is marred by the suicide of his parents' parlormaid, of whom they were very : CreateSpace Publishing. Requiem for a Wren book of Shute's books, like "Requiem for a Wren," revolve around individuals caught up in the trauma of World War II or the post-war world.

Many take place in the wide open spaces of his beloved Australia. They blend romance, adventure, sacrifice and deep sentiment, a quality I miss in our era of irony and by: 1. Requiem For A Wren () About book: When, inAlan Duncan returns to the Australian sheep farm where he grew up after a long period of absence, the sudden death of a parlour maid mars his parents's joy about his coming s: 1.

The mysterious death of a young woman on an Australian farm reveals a bittersweet story of doomed wartime romance amidst a family 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.4/5(7). Requiem for a Wren. War is a great evil.

War not only kills and cripples people, it also destroys their souls. Spiritual wounds can torment people for a long time and, sometimes, forever. The novel of Nevil Shute "Requiem for a Wren" is dedicated to a person, who survived a war, but couldn't come back.

The first book (and I think these are all available under separate covers) is "Requiem for a Wren," all about a former British Air Force fighter pilot who goes home to his family sheep farm in /5.

Requiem for A Wren. Published as "The Breaking Wave" in the US By Bill McCandless This is a story which tells the effect of War on young survivors who try, but cannot, re-capture the excitement and vitality of the experience. His earlier novel Pastoral wove a love story amidst the cacophony of war, an apparent contradiction.

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The year is Alan Duncan is a recently qualified lawyer returning. Buy a cheap copy of Requiem for a Wren book by Nevil Shute. Alan Duncan returns to Australia after the war and several years of study in England. But his homecoming is marred by the mysterious suicide of his parents’ quiet Free shipping over $Cited by: 1.

pages, with a reading time of ~ hours (97, words), and first published in This DRM-Free edition published by epubBooks, Released on: Ma   He wrote A Town Like Alice amongst others but the first book of his that I happened to find in the library was Requiem For A Wren and so here we are.

Written in the s, this is a melancholic reflection on life as a World War Two survivor, with very little in the way of joy and much to mourn. Requiem for a Wren is ultimately a rather sad story, but it is also full of sunny moments and small victories. By the end, you are left rather like Alan is, in love with Janet, unable to have her, but glad you got to know her so well anyway.

Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute First published in (cover image shown from Vintage Classics edition). For me, Shute's best work is Requiem for a Wren, and to my mind this is his horror novel. It is also the saddest book I have ever read, perhaps the only one that I have ever wept over, so much so that I doubt I will ever be able to read it again.

It is a one sitting book, and the sitting resembles a : J Mcevoy. ‎ 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 mys /5(8). Requiem for a Wren is a sad but lovely tale of the long lasting impact of war on individuals. It is a testament to Shute's narrative skills that while you know from the first pages what the story is all about and how it ends, he makes the journey into the why's and wherefore's a voyage of discovery/5().

Requiem for a Wren. [Nevil Shute] -- Some years after the war has ended Alan Duncan returns to the family farm in Australia. But his homecoming is.

Requiem for a Wren is a poignant love story narrated in a series of well-devised flashbacks and written with great restraint. Sex is never mentioned (possibly one.

Requiem for a Wren (Vintage Classics) Kindle Edition by Nevil Shute (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. out of 5 stars ratings. See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from /5(). Genre/Form: Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Shute, Nevil, Requiem for a Wren.

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