Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute

Trustee from the Toolroom

byNevil Shute

Kobo ebook | September 14, 2010

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Keith Stewart is a quiet and unassuming man called upon to undertake an extraordinary task. A skilled maker of miniature working models, he lives a modest life devoted to his hobby. But when his sister and her wealthy husband die in a shipwreck on a coral reef in the Pacific—while trying to smuggle out of England their entire fortune in diamonds hidden in the keel of their yacht—Keith becomes trustee for his orphaned niece. To save her from destitution he must travel halfway around the world and risk a long voyage in a small boat in inhospitable waters to recover her inheritance. In the course of his adventure-filled quest, a colorful and international cast of characters mobilize to help him, and this humble man discovers he has more friends and admirers than he could have dared to imagine.

Title:Trustee from the ToolroomFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307474224

ISBN - 13:9780307474223

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trustee of the toolroom One of his best. Have reread this novel so many times but always enjoy it.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Contrived, Heart-Warming This novel is classic Neville Shute, taking the reader along with the most unlikely of characters on a story spanning the globe. In fact in many ways Keith is interchangeable with the lead from No Highway, and the two stories have a lot in common. They also have a certain implausibility in common. However I love the naive authenticity of Shute's writing so much I forgive him this very easily.
Date published: 2013-12-05