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Nevil Shute
Birth: Jan. 17, 1899
Ealing
Greater London, England
Death: Jan. 12, 1960
Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

Author. Real name Nevil Chute Norway. Born in Ealing, England, he worked as an aeronautical engineer and manager of an airplane factory while writing adventure novels in his spare time. In 1948 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, and devoted himself to writing. Chute's most famous books are "A Town Like Alice" (1950) and "On the Beach" (1957). The latter shows Australians waiting for death by radiation poisoning after a nuclear war has depopulated the rest of the world. It was filmed in 1959 by director Stanley Kramer. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Solent, the strip of water between the Isle of Wight and southern mainland England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Jan 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10338896
Nevil Shute
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
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Your autobiography, Slide Rule, provides a nice incite to your life. Despite what it says in your Bio here at Findagrave, we know that your name was never spelled with a "C" :-) I have enjoyed all of your books, and there are many, but "On The Beach" pro...(Read more)
- grayslate
 Added: Aug. 11, 2016

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Aug. 6, 2016
Remembering a man who wrote some very thought-provoking books.
- Green Hobbit
 Added: Jan. 12, 2016
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