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Ha'penny : A Story of a World that Could Have Been by Jo Walton

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In 1949, eight years after the "Peace with Honor" was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany by the Farthing Set, England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb.

The brilliant but politically 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 Britain's Prime Minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler.

Against a background of increasing domestic espionage and the suppression of Jews and homosexuals, an ad-hoc band of idealists and conservatives blackmail the one person they need to complete their plot, an actress who lives for her art and holds the key to the Fuhrer's death. From the ha'penny seats in the theatre to the ha'pennies that cover dead men's eyes, the conspiracy and the investigation swirl around one another, spinning beyond anyone's control.

In this brilliant companion to Farthing, Welsh-born World Fantasy Award winner Jo Walton continues her alternate history of an England that could have been, with a novel that is both an homage of the classic detective novels of the thirties and forties, and an allegory of the world we live in today.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Praise for this book

“Stunningly powerful.While the whodunit plot is compelling, it's the convincing portrait of a country's incremental slide into fascism that makes this novel a standout. Mainstream readers should be enthralled as well.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Farthing

“If le Carré scares you, try Jo Walton.” —Ursula K. Le Guin on Farthing

“A stiff-upper-lip whodunit boasting political intrigue and uncomfortable truths about anti-Semitism.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Packs a considerable wallop.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Amazing. One of the most compelling and chilling books of the year.” —Romantic Times BookReviews




About the Author

Jo Walton is the author of several novels including the World Fantasy Award–winning Tooth and Claw. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.


Title: Ha'penny : A Story of a World that Could Have Been
Author(s): Jo Walton
Volume: 2
ISBN: 9781429954617
Copyright 2007
Release Date: October 02, 2007
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Countries: United States, Canada | Learn more about available countries
Language: English
Format: ePub,mobi | Learn More about our supported formats
Dragonmount is a proud provider of DRM-free eBooks. By purchasing any eBook from our store, you are not only helping support our website, but you are helping small businesses thrive in a market traditionally dominated by large companies. Learn more in our eBook FAQ.

About Ha'penny : A Story of a World that Could Have Been by Jo Walton



In 1949, eight years after the "Peace with Honor" was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany by the Farthing Set, England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb.

The brilliant but politically 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 Britain's Prime Minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler.

Against a background of increasing domestic espionage and the suppression of Jews and homosexuals, an ad-hoc band of idealists and conservatives blackmail the one person they need to complete their plot, an actress who lives for her art and holds the key to the Fuhrer's death. From the ha'penny seats in the theatre to the ha'pennies that cover dead men's eyes, the conspiracy and the investigation swirl around one another, spinning beyond anyone's control.

In this brilliant companion to Farthing, Welsh-born World Fantasy Award winner Jo Walton continues her alternate history of an England that could have been, with a novel that is both an homage of the classic detective novels of the thirties and forties, and an allegory of the world we live in today.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Praise for this book



“Stunningly powerful.While the whodunit plot is compelling, it's the convincing portrait of a country's incremental slide into fascism that makes this novel a standout. Mainstream readers should be enthralled as well.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Farthing

“If le Carré scares you, try Jo Walton.” —Ursula K. Le Guin on Farthing

“A stiff-upper-lip whodunit boasting political intrigue and uncomfortable truths about anti-Semitism.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Packs a considerable wallop.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Amazing. One of the most compelling and chilling books of the year.” —Romantic Times BookReviews



About the Author



Jo Walton is the author of several novels including the World Fantasy Award–winning Tooth and Claw. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.


Title: Ha'penny : A Story of a World that Could Have Been
Author(s): Jo Walton
Volume: 2
ISBN: 9781429954617
Copyright 2007
Release Date: October 02, 2007
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Countries: United States, Canada | Learn more about available countries
Language: English
Format: ePub,mobi | Learn More about our supported formats

Dragonmount is a proud provider of DRM-free eBooks. By purchasing any eBook from our store, you are not only helping support our website, but you are helping small businesses thrive in a market traditionally dominated by large companies. Learn more in our eBook FAQ.

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