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Rule Britannia

by Daphne du Maurier

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PUBLISHED: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781844080632
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In this ominous novel of the future, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of a political, economic, and military alliance between Britain and America. Emma wakes one morning to an apocalyptic world. The cozy existence she shares with her grandmother, a once-famous actress, has been shattered—there's no mail, no telephone, no radio, and an American warship sits in the harbor. As the two women piece together clues about the "friendly" military occupation on their doorstep, family, friends, and neighbors gather to protect their heritage.
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  • Paperback
    $28.05
PUBLISHED: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781844080632
ANNOTATION:
In this ominous novel of the future, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of a political, economic, and military alliance between Britain and America. Emma wakes one morning to an apocalyptic world. The cozy existence she shares with her grandmother, a once-famous actress, has been shattered—there's no mail, no telephone, no radio, and an American warship sits in the harbor. As the two women piece together clues about the "friendly" military occupation on their doorstep, family, friends, and neighbors gather to protect their heritage.

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In this ominous novel of the future, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of a political, economic, and military alliance between Britain and America. Emma wakes one morning to an apocalyptic world. The cozy existence she shares with her grandmother, a once-famous actress, has been shattered—there's no mail, no telephone, no radio, and an American warship sits in the harbor. As the two women piece together clues about the "friendly" military occupation on their doorstep, family, friends, and neighbors gather to protect their heritage.

Publisher Description

'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.

Author Biography

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.

Review

'Consistently entertaining' SUNDAY TIMES 'The spirit of Britannia embodied' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Long Description

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

Product Details

Author
Daphne du Maurier
Short Title
RULE BRITANNIA
Pages
322
Publisher
Virago Press (UK)
Language
English
ISBN-10
1844080633
ISBN-13
9781844080632
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2004
Publication Date
2004-03-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Residence
ENK
Edition
New edition
Series
Virago Modern Classics
Audience
General/Trade
Series Number
505