Originally published 1944
Genres Fiction, Romance novel
|Works by Nevil Shute Stephen Morris, Lonely Road, The Rainbow and the R, Landfall: A Channel Story, Most Secret|
Pastoral is a novel by the English author Nevil Shute. It was first published in 1944 by Heinemann. Its theme is that even in the midst of war, and among warriors, everyday life, such as romance, will continue.
Pastoral is a romance set on an English airbase which revolves around an experienced pilot, his bomber crew, their interest in fishing and his developing relationship with a young WAAF signals officer.
After its release the book received reviews from The Washington Post and The New York Times, the latter of which wrote that the book was "an excellent story and its writer grows in sublety and skill with each succeeding novel".