Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

Book - 2004
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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.

Publisher: London : Virago, 2004
ISBN: 9781844080632
Branch Call Number: FIC DUM
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 20cm


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Mar 23, 2016

This book is just terrible.

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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