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Book Title: Half a Crown|
The size of the: 698 KB
Edition: Tor Books
Date of issue: September 30th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780765316219
The author of the book: Jo Walton
Format files: PDF
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In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britainâ€™s upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried â€œundesirablesâ€ across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east.
Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britainâ€™s distinctly British secret police. Itâ€™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 Windsorâ€”and the rising gangs of â€œBritish Powerâ€ streetfighters, who consider the Government â€œsoft,â€ may be the former kingâ€™s bid to stage a coup dâ€™Ã©tat.
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.
Read information about the authorJo Walton writes science fiction and fantasy novels and reads a lot and eats great food. It worries her slightly that this is so exactly what she always wanted to do when she grew up. She comes from Wales, but lives in Montreal.
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