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The Resource Dominion, C.J. Sansom

Dominion, C.J. Sansom

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Dominion
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Dominion
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C.J. Sansom
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Language
eng
Summary
1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian rule: the press, radio and television are controlled; the streets patrolled by violent auxiliary police and British Jews face ever greater constraints. There are terrible rumours too about what is happening in the basement of the German Embassy at Senate House. Defiance, though, is growing. In Britain, Winston Churchill's Resistance organization is increasingly a thorn in the government's side. And in a Birmingham mental hospital an incarcerated scientist, Frank Muncaster, may hold a secret that could change the balance of the world struggle for ever. Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, secretly acting as a spy for the Resistance, is given the mission by them to rescue his old friend Frank and get him out of the country
Summary
The Great Smog. London. 1952. A dense, choking fog engulfs the city and beneath it, history is re-written. Spring 1940. The world is on the brink of the biggest war ever known. At a meeting at Downing Street, Britain's leaders decide who is to succeed the exhausted appeaser Chamberlain. But when Churchill is persuaded to serve under Halifax, history as we know it is turned on its head. Winter 1952. Though war rages on in the east, Britain is at peace with Nazi Germany and many now see the country as little more than a corrupt German satellite state. The free press has been suspended, the streets are patrolled by violent auxiliary police, the British Jews face ever tighter constraints and there are dark, terrible rumours about what is happening in the basement of Senate House, held by the German Gestapo. Meanwhile Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, recruited as a spy by Churchill's outlawed organisation Free Britain, must complete a mission of desperate importance. His old friend Frank Muncaster may have obtained top-secret information with striking ramifications. But David is not the only one looking for Frank, and soon the pair--along with their Free Britain allies and David's terrified wife Sarah--will find themselves fugitives in their own country, fleeing not just for their lives, but for the very future itself.
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Award
Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, 2012.
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10231469
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Sansom, C. J
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Espionage
  • Spies
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Dominion, C.J. Sansom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000050119818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
592 p.
Isbn
9780230744189
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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Label
Dominion, C.J. Sansom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000050119818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
592 p.
Isbn
9780230744189
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map

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