The Chequer Board By Nevil Shute – 1947

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John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his remaining time in search of three very different men he met in the hospital during the war, each of them in trouble of some kind: a pilot whose wife had betrayed him, a young corporal charged with killing a civilian in a brawl, and a black G.I. wrongly accused of the attempted rape of a white English girl. As Turner discovers where these men have landed on the checkerboard of life, he learns about compassion, tolerance, and second chances – and overcomes his fear of death

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Pre-owned. Bumping to corners. Some shelf wear and scuffing. A little tanning to edges and some pages, particularly to the end papers. Front hinge cracked on the inside. Red cloth cover (no dust jacket). Published by Heinemann 1947

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Weight 0.28 kg