Nevil Shute Norway Foundation

Newsletter dated August 2014

Letters to the Editor

From John Anderson

UK Nevil Shute Reunion weekend 2014

Dates: - Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2014

Venue: - Holiday Inn, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 5RJ

Tel: - 01329 443050 and ask for In House reservations. Please book directly with the hotel and mention you are attending the Nevil Shute reunion weekend.

Room rates £70 per room per night based on 2 night stay, £90 per room per night for 1 night stay. Rates include breakfast. There are some twin bed rooms for those who want to share.

Provisional programme:

Finally – if you are planning to attend this event please let me know by email to

From Alan Crawford

A great Facebook page I just found is Zeppelin Squadron. It has a lot information on Lighter than Air flight past present and future and more importantly what have been. Today July 1 2014 it had many pictures of the R100 and 101.

From Alison Jenner

Val Biro, illustrator of several Shute books, recently suffered a stroke and died on Friday, July 4. A number of us were privileged to meet him recently and listen to his reminiscences of his life and work.

From Charles D

Newest Airship in England with good views of Cardington

From Paul Spoff

This is so cool!!!

If you’re a history buff you will love this, if your not, you will still like it and be amazed!!!

This is really amazing.

There are 10 photos and you can scroll back and forth on each picture as fast as you want to see the changes.

How things looked in 1944 and how they look today. Hard to believe that it has been 70 years.

To get this link to work. Left click, hold and drag your mouse gently From right to left on the original photo and it will become the exact same location today. Repeat the motion to take it back to the original.

From Claus Nybroe

I have read all the Nevel Shute books several times and will doubtless continue so.

A.J. Cronin has some of the Shute spirit and visa versa.

Would anybody know, if there are other, also contemporary, writers following up on this tradition?


A very short newsletter this month. Due to the holiday’s?

Next month’s newsletter may be a bit late, as I will be at the UK Nevil Shute Reunion weekend in Fareham.

From the Netherlands, where we are enjoying a wonderful summer, see you all next month.

See you all next month.