Half A Crown

Half A Crown

Book - 2008/09/30
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Baker & Taylor
A final installment in the alternate-world historical trilogy that began with Farthing and Ha'penny follows a 1960 peace conference that brings together the allied leaders of Britain, Germany, and Japan to oversee the final partition of the world, an effort that is challenged by coup-plotting street fighters. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

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.


Following the award-winning Farthing and its sequel Ha’penny, the culminating novel in an alternate-world tale of resistance to encroaching Fascism


Blackwell North Amer
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, 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 street fighters, who consider the government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'etat. Amid 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.

Baker
& Taylor

In this alternative history sequel to Ha'penny, 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 commander of Britain's distinctly British secret police, the Watch.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008/09/30
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765316219
0765316218
Branch Call Number: SF WALTON
Characteristics: 316 p

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Daphne57
Feb 01, 2009

Third in trilogy; great ending

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