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    DescriptionIn Ha'penny, England has completed its slide into fascist dictatorship. The last hopes of democracy seem extinguished. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists - of staunch King-and-Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen - to murder the Prime Minister and his ally, Adolf Hitler. Against a background of domestic espionage and suppression, a band of idealists blackmails an actress who holds the key to the Fuhrer's death. From the ha'penny seats in the theatre to the ha'pennys that cover dead men's eyes, the conspiracy and the investigation swirl inexorably to a stunning conclusion.


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    Title
    Ha'penny
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jo Walton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 266 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781472112989
    ISBN 10: 1472112989
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FL
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Corsair
    Publication date
    06 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jo Walton won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002, and the World Fantasy Award for her novel Tooth and Claw in 2004. Her several other novels include the acclaimed Small Change alt-history trilogy, comprising Farthing, Ha'Penny and Half a Crown. Her last novel Among Others won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.
    Review quote
    Stellar... Horrifying and all-too-possible. RT Book Reviews Walton's use of a common genre template-this time the race-against-time thriller-allows her to develop the eerily contemporary underpinnings of her alternate history... Gives us much to think about regarding her world and our own. -- Sarah Weinman The Los Angeles Times [Farthing and Ha'penny] are compulsively readable for their characters and plots. But it's [Walton's] observations about power that make them hard to put down. Baltimore City Paper 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 Haunting...Like meticulously nested Matroyshka dolls, both Farthing and Ha'Penny reveal complex arguments layered in their elegantly structured narratives. Los Angeles Times Masterful work... This is political suspense at its best and brightest Bookslut.com