Rule Britannia by Daphne du Maurier


This is the story of Emma (English region in Cornwall) who wakes up one morning to discover that the world is completely upside down: there is no correspondence, telephone and radio do not work, a warship is docked in the port and there are American soldiers advancing toward the house.

What happens is that the action of the novel takes place in the future, a future in which Britain withdrew from the European Common Market, is on the verge of economic collapse and concluded that his only salvation lies in a political, economic and military with the United States. Theoretically it is a union where there is equality between the parties, but for some people it starts to look more like an occupation.

Even if this book is controversial, it has Dame du Maurier unique style of writing since it’s a mixture of science fiction, history with a lot satyrical historical points of view both from Cornwall people and the American “invaders”.

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