The Chequer Board (Vintage Classics)

3.96 avg rating
( 712 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099530022: The Chequer Board (Vintage Classics)

John Turner, a young man with a chequered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: an snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I. accused of attempted rape. Along the way, Turner learns about forgiveness, tolerance and second chances, and overcomes his fear of death.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Not only a brilliantly fluent storyteller but also an ironic commentator on the world scene" ( Harpers & Queen)

"Shute was a brilliant storyteller and a terrific example for any writer" (Gerald Seymour Daily Express)

"As a novelist, Nevil Shute goes from strength to strength, experimenting, drawing out life as he sees it, and setting it before us in ordered pattern... The Chequer Board is a notable novel" ( Punch)

"Blessed with an unaffected poplar touch, Shute has come close to the sentiment of his readers not only through a very genuine quality of sympathy but also through a singular ease and liveliness of topical invention...he is a storyteller of an uncommonly veracious stamp, whose performance is more remarkable that his quiet and refreshing modest airs might suggest" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"A happy knack endows this story with a character who is slightly greater than life-size. It proves once again how the ordinary, the average, the season-ticket holder sitting next to you, can still, in the hands of an expert, furnish the very stuff of literature" (John Pudney Daily Express)

Book Description:

A novel about four different men learning how to live with their past lives, and face their futures.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nevil Shute Norway
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I. accused of attempted rape. Along the way, Turner learns about forgiveness, tolerance and second chances, and overcomes his fear of death. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099530022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Nevil Shute Norway
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I. accused of attempted rape. Along the way, Turner learns about forgiveness, tolerance and second chances, and overcomes his fear of death. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099530022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shute Norway, Nevil
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995300220000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Nevil Shute
Published by Vintage Classics 2009-09-03 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics 2009-09-03, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00487802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Nevil Shute
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 34mm. Paperback. John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 400 pages. 0.372. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099530022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Shute, Nevil
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G I accused of attempted rape. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 132 x 28. Weight in Grams: 292. . 2009. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099530022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nevil Shute
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I. accused of attempted rape. Along. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099530022_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Shute, Nevil
Published by Vintage (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2009. Book Condition: New. John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G I accused of attempted rape. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 132 x 28. Weight in Grams: 292. . 2009. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099530022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Nevil Shute
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Chequer Board, Nevil Shute, John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I. accused of attempted rape. Along the way, Turner learns about forgiveness, tolerance and second chances, and overcomes his fear of death. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099530022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Shute Norway, Nevil
Published by Vintage Classics (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099530023 ISBN 13: 9780099530022
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics, 2009. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780099530022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.33
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book