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    Half a Crown (Hardback) By (author) Jo Walton


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    DescriptionIn 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried "undesirables" across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east. Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. It's his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, and to discover Jews. The midnight knock of a Watchman is the most dreaded sound in the realm. Now, in 1960, a global peace conference is convening in London, where Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the final partition of the world. Hitler is once again on British soil. So is the long exiled Duke of Windsor--and the rising gangs of "British Power" streetfighters, who consider the Government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'etat. Amidst all this, two of the most unlikely persons in the realm will join forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose greatest worry until now has been where to find the right string of pearls, and the Watch Commander himself.

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    Half a Crown
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jo Walton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 316
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 426 g
    ISBN 13: 9780765316219
    ISBN 10: 0765316218

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
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    B&T Approval Code: P25205000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC040000, FIC031000
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    LC classification: PR6073.A448 H34 2008
    Edition statement
    Tom Doherty Associates
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    30 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Stunningly powerful.... A standout. Mainstream readers should be enthralled as well." "--Publishers Weekly "(Starred Review) on "Farthing" "If le Carre scares you, try Jo Walton." --Ursula K. LeGuin on "Farthing ""A literary "Guernica"--a top-notch thriller set in a terrified Britain that is all too willing to trade freedom for security, and which gets neither." --Cory Doctorow on "Ha'Penny ""Haunting.... Like meticulously nested Matroyshka dolls, both "Farthing "and "Ha'penny "reveal complex arguments layered in their elegantly structured narratives." --Sarah Weinman, "Los Angeles Times"