Rule Britannia
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Rule Britannia

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States.

'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 telephone, no radio - and an American warship sits in the harbour.

England has withdrawn from the European Common Market and, on the brink of bankruptcy, has decided that salvation lies in a union - political, military and economic - with the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 it soon begins to look like a takeover bid.

As the two women piece together clues about the 'friendly' military occupation on their doorstep, family, friends and neighbours come together to resist the interlopers.

The spirit of Britannia embodied - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 23mm | 230g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1844080633
  • 9781844080632
  • 47,748

Review Text

Consistently entertaining
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Consistently entertaining * SUNDAY TIMES * The spirit of Britannia embodied * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
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About Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.
Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.
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1,537 ratings
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5 18% (280)
4 36% (553)
3 33% (513)
2 10% (150)
1 3% (41)
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