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The Breaking Wave

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The Breaking Wave

by Shute, Nevil

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  • Paperback
  • First
Condition
VG+
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Tipp City, Ohio
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About This Item

Ballantine Books, 1964. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. VG+.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Browse Awhile Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
01094547
Title
The Breaking Wave
Author
Shute, Nevil
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - VG+
Edition
1st Printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Date published
1964

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Buyer pays shipping, items will be held 10 days while waiting on payment. All items guaranteed as described - 7-day return. Shipping policy: All books shipped via USPS for $5.00 minimum or actual cost. Customers may specify a preference for media mail ($4.50) or priority mailing($6.00), insurance is recommended ($1.00), mailing otherwise at buyer's risk. International packages shipped via Global Priority ($14.00), or actual cost.

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About Browse Awhile Books

We've provided used and out-of-print books to western Ohio readers and collectors since 1980 through our retail store. We have been an active online bookseller since 1997, when we were among the first generation of Bibliofind and ABE vendors. We work hard to offer a variety of interesting books, priced competitively, graded and described honestly, delivered promptly and pleasantly. Our 2,000+ square feet shop is located in the heart of the Old Tipp City Historic District, among more than 50 antique and arts shops. We're open 11AM-5PM Tuesday through Friday and 11AM-4PM Saturday. We're a two-minute drive from I-75, about 15 minutes north of Dayton, Ohio. Our current inventory consists of approximately 200,000 books, about 1/3 of which are in the online inventory. A word about descriptions...we attempt to grade and describe books as accurately as possible, so that you will know exactly what you are buying. We want our customers to order with confidence and to reorder with pleasure - if you receive anything other than what you expect, we prefer that it is because we've exceeded your expectations. Many of our books are described as being within Brodart covers or protective sleeves. These are the sort of clear covers that you find on library books, though (of course!) we do not affix them to the book in any way. Virtually all dust-jacketed books are within Brodart covers, whether so described or not.

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