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Half a Crown : A Story of a World that Could Have Been by Jo Walton

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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 Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried "undesirables" across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east.

Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. It'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 Windsor—and the rising gangs of "British Power" streetfighters, who consider the Government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'état.

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.

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Praise for this book

“Stunningly powerful…. 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. LeGuin on Farthing

“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 on Ha'Penny

“Haunting…. Like meticulously nested Matroyshka dolls, both Farthing and Ha'penny reveal complex arguments layered in their elegantly structured narratives.” —Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times




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: Half a Crown : A Story of a World that Could Have Been
Author(s): Jo Walton
Volume: 3
ISBN: 9781429954631
Copyright 2010
Release Date: April 01, 2010
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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About Half a Crown : A Story of a World that Could Have Been by Jo Walton



In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried "undesirables" across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east.

Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. It'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 Windsor—and the rising gangs of "British Power" streetfighters, who consider the Government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'état.

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.

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


Praise for this book



“Stunningly powerful…. 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. LeGuin on Farthing

“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 on Ha'Penny

“Haunting…. Like meticulously nested Matroyshka dolls, both Farthing and Ha'penny reveal complex arguments layered in their elegantly structured narratives.” —Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times



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: Half a Crown : A Story of a World that Could Have Been
Author(s): Jo Walton
Volume: 3
ISBN: 9781429954631
Copyright 2010
Release Date: April 01, 2010
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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