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Rule Britannia: Du Maurier, Daphne

Rule Britannia

Du Maurier, Daphne

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ISBN 10: 0385020384 / ISBN 13: 9780385020381
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Inscribed/signed by the author in blue pen on a slip of paper affixed to the front free endpaper: "With all good wishes / to Martin K. Wolfson, / Yours sincerely / Daphne du Maurier". Approx. 7-1/4" x 3-3/8", scotch-taped along all four sides (tape touches only the bottom of "D" in Daphne); a bit of soiling/foxing under taped areas. Some darkening around gutters; few spots on top edge of text block; unclipped dust jacket with light wear/soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 003306

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Title: Rule Britannia

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First American Edition.

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Emma, who lives in Cornwall with her grandmother, a famous retired actress, wakes one morning to find that the world has apparently gone mad: no post, no telephone, no radio, a warship in the bay and American soldiers advancing across the field towards the house. The time is a few years in the future. England has withdrawn from the Common Market and, on the brink of bankruptcy, has decided that salvation lies in a union - political, military and economic - with the United States. Theoretically it is to be an equal partnership; but to some people it soon begins to look like a takeover bid. Daphne du Maurier is concerned not only with what would happen to this country under what is virtually occupation, but also with the effect on human relationships. In Emma, looking at it all with clear young eyes, Daphne du Maurier has drawn one of her most enchanting heroines; and this engrossing book shows once again what a versatile and perceptive writer she is.

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Dame Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) wrote more than twenty-five acclaimed novels, short stories, and plays, including Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, Jamaica Inn, and The House on the Strand. She was also a passionate and skillful chronicler of her own remarkable, famously artistic family. Now, this is one of three of her fine novels that have been reissued in the distinguished Virago Modern Classics series.

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