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What happened to the Corbetts by Nevil Shute - Hardcover - Reprint - 1960 - from Pontaccio (SKU: 528h)

What happened to the Corbetts

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What happened to the Corbetts

by Nevil Shute

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1960 Reprint of the 1939 First Edition.

Set in 1938, this novel tells the story of the Corbetts, a family preparing for the coming war. As the world begins to collapse around them, they decide to chance their one means of escape and take to their small yacht on the Solent. Peter Corbett, a local lawyer, his wife, Joan, and their three children make the decision to move away from the war zone after their house, and Corbett's offices, are destroyed. They move aboard their small yacht, kept on the river Hamble, but quickly realise that escaping to ports further from Southampton is the only answer. However, because of the fears of cholera and other diseases, many ports are under quarantine. Whilst on the open water of the English Channel, the Corbetts go to the assistance of some downed British naval pilots. Their commanding officer suggests that the family should head for the French port of Brest - where Corbett may volunteer for war service and his family may board a liner for the safety of Canada. The novel addresses the issues of the aftermath of bombing, such as the spread of disease from lack of clean water, and what may be done to relieve the distress of those affected by it.

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Bookseller
Pontaccio US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
528h
Title
What happened to the Corbetts
Author
Nevil Shute
Illustrator
dust-jacket designed by W. Francis Phillips
Format/binding
Blue boards with blidnstamped S for Shute. Tight clean unmarked no names no name plates or extraneous marks. Price-clipped jacke
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Heinemann
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1960
Keywords
Escape sailboat dystopian society Plagues Chemical warfare
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Science Fiction SC-FI;

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