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Round the Bend
     

Round the Bend

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by Nevil Shute
 

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When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his international air freight business, he little realizes the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin soon proves to possess a charismatic power that inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter’s business expands across the Middle East and Asia, so does

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When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his international air freight business, he little realizes the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin soon proves to possess a charismatic power that inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter’s business expands across the Middle East and Asia, so does Shaklin’s fame, unifying people from a wide array of cultures and religions with his unusual blend of the practical and the spiritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307474162
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
416,474
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926, using the name Nevil Shute to protect his engineering career. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they had two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death in 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), A Town Like Alice (1950), and On the Beach (1957).

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Round the Bend 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book many years ago and loved it. The point that a man could appreciate all religions and not see his own as the be all end all made a great impression on me, a teenaged catholic. It would be wonderful if more peaple now would read it and learn that bigotry is the sin.
Andrew Grogan More than 1 year ago
A sweet simple story that, being written in a different age, may seem politically incorrect, is yet a subtle and human call for tolerance and understanding. A little gem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always felt that this book was an influence on Pirsig (ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENENCE). Its a lovely book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First result where?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He with held the information that he had sakka as a sibling. I have to go. I'll explain more at the other camp tommorow.