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Farthing

Author: Jo Walton
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Walton
ISBN: 0765314215 9780765314215 9780765323132 0765323133 076535280X 9780765352804
OCLC Number: 62421152
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 316 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: Jo Walton.
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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.

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