A Dalek Like Alice

This instalment of the Dalek Game is for Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice, which has nothing to do with Lewis Carroll, but a great deal to do with World War II, Malaysia, Queensland and entrepeneurship, in consequence of which it has always had a place on my parents’ bookcase. I’m sure I would have seen at least the miniseries at some point, but I remember my mother reading it out to us in the evenings, while my father did the dishes and braided leather or smoked his pipe on the steps. I associate the book with hot dusty evenings and the smells of wood and tobacco smokes and mice (so either we read it during a mouse plague or it was stored in the shed at some point).

In other news: I’m now off to the kitchen table to draw new Daleks.