[Healeys] On The Beach - 1959 - the Melbourne connection

WILLIAM B LAWRENCE ynotink at msn.com
Mon Oct 12 14:29:26 MDT 2020

Roger, Roger.
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To: Mark Donaldson <ardmorebusiness at xtra.co.nz>
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Subject: Re: [Healeys] On The Beach - 1959 - the Melbourne connection

Me too read all his novels when growing up and particularly remember enjoying "Trustee from the toolroom'.

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Subject: Re: [Healeys] On The Beach - 1959 - the Melbourne connection

To add to Scott’s interesting link, here is one that covers a lot of Nevil Shute racing his XK140 in the 1950s.

You can easily ‘join the dots’ and see why he based his novel around Melbourne, and the racing at Phillip Island.



Ardmore, NZ

From: J. Scott Morris <jstmorris at yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, 11 October 2020 3:03 p.m.
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Subject: Re: [Healeys] On The Beach - 1959

For those of you that are real fans, you may wish to explore the following website.

Nevil Shute Norway Foundation web site       [X] Nevil Shute Norway Foundation Home Page<http://www.nevilshute.org/>




Nevil Shute Norway Foundation Home Page

--Scott Morris; Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - Keep Smiling, Murphy Lives

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, 07:04:27 p.m. EDT, Patrick & Caroline Quinn <p_cquinn at tpg.com.au<mailto:p_cquinn at tpg.com.au>> wrote:


His real name was Nevil Shute Norway, but he wrote under the name of Nevil Shute.

When younger I read through all his books, each of which I truly enjoyed.

While born in the UK, Shute moved to Melbourne, Australia and lived there until he died in 1960.

He was also keen on motor racing and was quite competent in his Jaguar XK140 racing it at Phillip Island.

Hoo Roo

Patrick Quinn

Blue Mountains, Australia

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Subject: Re: [Healeys] On The Beach - 1959

As you’re aware, the film was based on a book of the same name by Nevile Shute. I’ve always been a great admirer of this novelist. He was plainly a very talented aero-engineer as well as being a best-selling(?) novelist.



A slightly understated biography. Rather like the man.

“On The Beach” is a great book. Or try “A Town Like Alice”.



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