- NevilNevil Shute Norway, 1899–1960, British novelist and aeronautical engineer.
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Shute was a tall fellow, of slight make and excellent spring.Parkhurst Boys
Talbot Baines Reed
It's out in that direction,' said Mr Shute, pointing over his shoulder.
Apparently he had struck Mr Shute, an unbiased spectator, as gloomy.
The possibility of meeting Mr Shute had not occurred to Maud.
Mr 'Skipper' Shute belonged to the last-named of the three classes.
- Nevil, real name Nevil Shute Norway. 1899–1960, English novelist, in Australia after World War II: noted for his novels set in Australia, esp A Town like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957)
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