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ISBN: 0099866307
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (1992)
Pages: 304
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
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Rule Britannia is Daphne du Maurier's last novel, published in 1972 by Victor Gollancz. The novel is set in a fictional near future in which the UK's recent withdrawal from the EEC has brought the country to the verge of bankruptcy

Rule Britannia is Daphne du Maurier's last novel, published in 1972 by Victor Gollancz. The novel is set in a fictional near future in which the UK's recent withdrawal from the EEC has brought the country to the verge of bankruptcy. Emma, 20, lives with her elderly grandmother, Mad (short for ‘Madam’), a famous retired actress, in the small village of Poldrea in Cornwall.

Foreword by Ella Westland. This is a Daphne du Maurier novel in disguise

Foreword by Ella Westland. This is a Daphne du Maurier novel in disguise. In Rule Britannia’s sardonic scenario for the 1970s, the United States administration sets up an alliance with the UK government over the heads of the British people, and sends in the marines to quell any troublemakers. But the authorities reckon without the truculence of the Celtic fringe

And none of us set eyes on him after he put the guy on the bonfire-he just disappeared into the crowd. Then it wasn’t long before the fireworks were thrown into the staff car, and the marines started getting angry.

And none of us set eyes on him after he put the guy on the bonfire-he just disappeared into the crowd. What happened to you? I saw you on the beach earlier. Myrtle threw herself back on the bed and began fiddling with the transistor. I saw you too, she replied. Did you have a good time?

In this chilling novel of the future, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of a political, economic and military alliance between Britain and the United States.

In this chilling novel of the future, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of a political, economic and military alliance between Britain and the United States.

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, DBE (/duː ˈmɒrieɪ/; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright. Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories have been described as "moody and resonant" with overtones of the paranormal. Her bestselling works were not at first taken seriously by critics, but have since earned an enduring reputation for narrative craft.

In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States

In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States. It is rather awful, Emma thought as she walked across the fields down to the farm, how this business is leading us all into subterfuge and deception, and we can't really tell who is friend and who is enemy. Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic world

In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States.

In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States. Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic world.

Mad insisted that everyone should be present, from Dottie to Ben. I don’t believe, she said to Emma, in children being told to run away and play when serious things are going on all round them. I don’t believe, she said to Emma, in children being told to run away and play when serious things are going on all round them ey should take part in decisions. Even if their opinions are immature, they very often see things clearer than we d. .So briefly, while they gathered around her, some on the window seat, the younger boys on the floor, Dottie on the inevitable upright chair, Mad explained what had happened.

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.I love all of Daphne Du Maurier's books. One person found this helpful.

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.

Daphne Du Maurier, Ella Westland. In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States. Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic world

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.

Comments:

Cheber
If you are a Daphne du Maurier fan, this may be a surprise. It is one of her last books (if not her last), and it tells the story of the U.K. going out of the E.U., and facing economic disaster. So, the UK turns to the US and the two merge. It is amusing and intriguing and, of course, well written. It does not compare with the best of du Maurier, but it is still quite good.
Nuadabandis
I read this book in 1975 and recently re-read it - I understood and enjoyed it much more in 2017 in light of all the problems and lies surrounding BREXIT.
I love all of Daphne Du Maurier's books.
Tyler Is Not Here
One of my favorite authors, & one of her favorite books. A plausible plot.
Saithi
Took a long time getting to me.
Ddilonyne
Daphne Du Maurier is truly in a class by herself. Rule Britannia is a classic.
Tolrajas
What if Britain and the US were to become one nation? What if the British government were to cease to exist and be just an extension of the US government instead? Could you imagine a world in which the Queen of England spent periods working at the White House and the President of the United States living at Buckingham Palace? That is what happens in this alternate universe. Emma is eighteen, insecure about her future and her place in the world. She feels like she is nobody without her grandmother, a famous retired stage actress, and all she does is help look after her grandma's six rather eccentric adopted children. But that is the least of her worries when she wakes up to chaos one morning. The streets have been barricaded, the telephone lines are dead, and there's no radio or TV reception. And what is that war ship doing in the harbor? What are all of those American soldiers doing in Britain? The unthinkable has happened: the UK and the US have formed an alliance. In order to avoid riots, the US government has the country in lockdown. Everything has been taken from the locals, and while most Brits seem happy with the alliance, most of the people in the eccentric Cornish community are against it. It is up to them to do something about it.

Yikes! What an odd choice for a plot! What's worse is that the plot is not only silly, but also uninspired. Rule Britannia is a satire. It is very funny in some areas -- I laughed out loud several times. And while the writing itself is good, the plot is too over the top for my taste. You'd have to suspend a great deal of disbelief to get through it. (And I just about got through it. I admit I had to force myself to finish it. In fact, I read it fast just that I could move on to something else.) The language is bitingly sharp, typical in modern satires (this was published in 1972), and various things might offend some people. Daphne du Maurier decided to write some rather outlandish storylines during the last stages of her writing career (The Scapegoat and The House on the Strand spring to mind), and while her other ventures were quite successful, this one fails to deliver what we've come to expect from her. This is the first time I give a du Maurier novel two stars. I cannot believe this is her last novel. Why she decided to write this and not end her novel-writing career with a bang is beyond me. (Then again, she probably thought she was.) Alas, if you feel you can appreciate the author's somewhat nonsensical political views, then by all means give it a whirl. But, to me, this is a big, fat pass.
Raniconne
I'm am old Daphne du Maurier fan and just found this one hard to get into. Tried a few times and never finished it. A dear friend had recommended it.
love that English humor!

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