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The Resource England, England

England, England

Label
England, England
Title
England, England
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Booker Prize Finalist"Wickedly funny." —The New York TimesImagine an England where all the pubs are quaint, where the Windsors behave themselves (mostly), where the cliffs of Dover are actually white, and where Robin Hood and his merry men really are merry. This is precisely what visionary tycoon, Sir Jack Pitman, seeks to accomplish on the Isle of Wight, a "destination" where tourists can find replicas of Big Ben (half size), Princess Di's grave, and even Harrod's (conveniently located inside the tower of London).Martha Cochrane, hired as one of Sir Jack's resident "no-people," ably assists him in realizing his dream. But when this land of make-believe gradually gets horribly and hilariously out of hand, Martha develops her own vision of the perfect England. Julian Barnes delights us with a novel that is at once a philosophical inquiry, a burst of mischief, and a moving elegy about authenticity and nationality
Summary
A replica of Britain is created on the Isle of Wight, complete with Robin Hood, Princess Di and replays of the Battle of Britain. It is the idea of a millionaire to show tourists the real Britain, a land with a great past and no future
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1999.
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Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
England, England
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76202a73-bae9-4789-aee4-8b35b50204c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307555953
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
England, England
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76202a73-bae9-4789-aee4-8b35b50204c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307555953
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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