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Nevil Shute
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Born in Ealing, London
Born on 17th of January 1899
Died on 13rd of January 1960

Born 1899. Died 1960 - English novelist.

Began aeronautical career after WWI. Founded Airspeed Ltd, became its managing director. Emigrated to Australia after WWII. Novels included The Chequerboard (1942), A Town Like Alice (1949) and On The Beach (1957).

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