An old captivity

An old captivity
Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960
  • Item Type: Book - SHUT
  • Published: 2015
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Donald Ross is a young pilot, out of work and in desperate need of a job. So, despite the extreme danger involved, he jumps at the chance to fly Oxford professor Cyril Lockwood and his daughter Alix to the frozen wilds of Greenland to study Viking ruins. But the perils of the journey are nothing compared to what will happen when they arrive. Ignoring the warnings of the terrified natives, who believe the ruins are haunted, the explorers set up camp there and undergo a strange and mystical experience that will lead to a discovery that none of them could ever have foreseen...

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9781941147580 (paperback)

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Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960,


An old captivity / by Nevil Shute ; with a new introduction by Rob Spence.

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Richmond, Virginia : Valancourt Books, [2015]

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vii, 250 pages ; 21 cm.

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Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Morrow, 1940.

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Action and adventure fiction.

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Spence, Rob,

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