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The Rainbow and the Rose by Nevil Shute

The Rainbow and the Rose by Nevil Shute

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The Rainbow and the Rose

by Nevil Shute

The Book Club, 1959, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little rubbing to edges and corners, a little edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear. (see photographs)

"Ronnie Clark, a pilot on an Australian airline, tells the story himself.  When he learns that Johnny Pascoe has crashed in an inaccessible part of Tasmania trying to fly help to a sick girl and is lying with a fractured skull, Ronnie decides to try to land a doctor there, despite the tricky flying conditions; for Johnny Pascoe at sixty is someone whom Ronnie admires, always has admired ever since he taught Ronnie to fly back in England int eh Thirties.  By the time Ronnie reaches Pascoe he has come very close to the heart of the man, close to the secrets for his adventurous life and the two disasters of the heart which he once suffered."

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