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The Resource Farthing, Jo Walton

Farthing, Jo Walton

Label
Farthing
Title
Farthing
Statement of responsibility
Jo Walton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an alternate reality in which a group of English nobles overthrew Winston Churchill and made peace with Adolf Hitler in 1941, a murder is committed at the home of Lord and Lady Eversley, and suspicion falls on David Kahn, the Jewish husband of Lucy Eversley
Member of
Summary
In an alternate post-World War II London in which an upper-crust political group has overthrown Churchill and negotiated peace with Hitler, Lucy, ostracized since her marriage to a Jewish man, is unexpectedly invited to a family gathering only to find her husband framed for a ritualistic murder
Award
Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146848
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.A448
LC item number
F37 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Small change
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Farthing, Jo Walton
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paperback / softback -One summer weekend in 1949 -- but not our 1949 -- the well-connected Farthing set, a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before. Despite her parents' evident disapproval, Lucy is married -- happily -- to a London Jew. It was therefore quite a surprise to Lucy when she and her husband David found themselves invited to the retreat. It's even more startling when, on the retreat's first night, a major politician of the Farthing set is found gruesomely murdered, with abundant signs that the killing was ritualistic. It quickly becomes clear to Lucy that she and David were brought to the retreat in order to pin the murder on him. Major political machinations are at stake, including an initiative in Parliament, supported by the Farthing set, to limit the right to vote to university graduates. But whoever's behind the murder, and the frame-up, didn't reckon on the principal investigator from Scotland Yard being a man with very private reasons for sympathizing with outcasts and looking beyond the obvious. As the trap slowly shuts on Lucy and David, they begin to see a way out -- a way fraught with peril in a darkening world
Control code
ocm62421152
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780765352804
Lccn
2005034487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765314215
System control number
(OCoLC)62421152
Label
Farthing, Jo Walton
Link
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paperback / softback -One summer weekend in 1949 -- but not our 1949 -- the well-connected Farthing set, a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before. Despite her parents' evident disapproval, Lucy is married -- happily -- to a London Jew. It was therefore quite a surprise to Lucy when she and her husband David found themselves invited to the retreat. It's even more startling when, on the retreat's first night, a major politician of the Farthing set is found gruesomely murdered, with abundant signs that the killing was ritualistic. It quickly becomes clear to Lucy that she and David were brought to the retreat in order to pin the murder on him. Major political machinations are at stake, including an initiative in Parliament, supported by the Farthing set, to limit the right to vote to university graduates. But whoever's behind the murder, and the frame-up, didn't reckon on the principal investigator from Scotland Yard being a man with very private reasons for sympathizing with outcasts and looking beyond the obvious. As the trap slowly shuts on Lucy and David, they begin to see a way out -- a way fraught with peril in a darkening world
Control code
ocm62421152
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780765352804
Lccn
2005034487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765314215
System control number
(OCoLC)62421152

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