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References to AR in Nevil Shute's novels


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Posted by Mike Field on July 20, 2018 at 16:26:36 user mikefield.

In May I noted that there was a reference to Coot Club in Shute's novel The Rainbow And The Rose.

Re-reading more of Shute's novels in the interim, I've encountered a reference to (with a brief description of) Swallows And Amazons in No Highway, together with a mention of the fact that there are twelve novels in the S&A series.

And in Landfall Shute introduces the character Admiral Sir James Blackett KCB as C-in-C Portsmouth during WW2.

There doesn't seem to be much doubt that Shute knew and admired Ransome's works as much as the rest of us do.


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