My wife and I were talking about old novels we loved and we discovered that we both thought A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute was vastly underated . I didn't even know she had read it! So what's your favorite novel either by and Australian author or set in Australia. I'll take Nevil Shute and A Town Like Alice for my contribution. Great story, superb locales and memorable characters, both major and minor. Shute is a faultless writer.