Rule Britannia : A Novel

Rule Britannia : A Novel

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Emma, who lives in Cornwall with her grandmother, a famous retired actress, wakes one morning to find that the world has apparently gone mad: no post, no telephone, no radio, a warship in the bay and American soldiers advancing across the field towards the house. The time is a few years in the future. England has withdrawn from the Common Market and, on the brink of bankruptcy, has decided that salvation lies in a union - political, military and economic - with the United States. Theoretically it is to be an equal partnership; but to some people it soon begins to look like a takeover bid.

Daphne du Maurier is concerned not only with what would happen to this country under what is virtually occupation, but also with the effect on human relationships. In Emma, looking at it all with clear young eyes, Daphne du Maurier has drawn one of her most enchanting heroines; and this engrossing book shows once again what a versatile and perceptive writer she is.

Publisher: London : V. Gollancz, 1972
ISBN: 9780575015982
0575015985
Branch Call Number: FICTION DUM
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 23 cm

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passan
Mar 23, 2016

This book is just terrible.

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glenneaton
Feb 16, 2011

Another good read from Daphne Du Maurier. I didn't enjoy this as much as Jamacia Inn as it was set in a more recent period than her other work.

It does have an important point about one country invading another for what it believes are "good reasons". One can sympathise with Iraq and more recently Afghanistan when they were overtaken by the US for the better good. As for the British in Rule Britannia it's not much fun the locals.

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