Nevil Shute
Birth Place:
Ealing, London, England


An aeronautical engineer by training, Nevil Shute's literary career bookended years spent working for aircraft manufacturers such as DeHavilland and founding his own aircraft company. His full name was Nevil Shute Norway and both of his parents were published writers, in addition to his father being a British postal official. Born in 1899, Shute tried for a commission in the flying corps during...