Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

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by Daphne du Maurier
     
 

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It is rather awful, Emma thought as she walked across the fields down to the farm, how this business is leading us all into subterfuge and deception, and we can't really tell who is friend and who is enemy . . . '

Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic world. The cosy existence she shares with her grandmother, a famous retired actress, has been shattered:

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It is rather awful, Emma thought as she walked across the fields down to the farm, how this business is leading us all into subterfuge and deception, and we can't really tell who is friend and who is enemy . . . '

Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic world. The cosy existence she shares with her grandmother, a famous retired actress, has been shattered: there's no post, no telephone, no radio - and an American warship sits in the harbour.
As the two women piece together clues about the 'friendly' military occupation on their doorstep, family, friends and neighbours gather round to protect their heritage. In this chilling novel of the future, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of a political, economic and military alliance between Britain and the United States.

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Library Journal
Released in 1932 and 1970, respectively, these are du Maurier's second and last novels. Young Again is a typical romantic outing, while Britannia is a dark, futuristic story about a draconian military alliance between England and the United States. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Consistently entertaining—SUNDAY TIMES

The spirit of Britannia embodied—SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380000623
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1976

Meet the Author

Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.

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