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The Resource Abdication : a novel, Juliet Nicolson

Abdication : a novel, Juliet Nicolson

Label
Abdication : a novel
Title
Abdication
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Nicolson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a tale set against a backdrop of pre-World War II turbulence in England and Edward VIII's scandalous affair, a fatherless chauffeur shares an undeclared love with a complex Oxford undergraduate, a housekeeper hides her Nazi sympathies and a woman struggles with escalating tensions in her friendship with Wallace Simpson
Summary
England, 1936. After the recent death of George V, the nation has a new king, Edward VIII. But for all the confident pomp and ceremony of the accession, it is a turbulent time. Terrible poverty and unemployment affect many, but trouble few among the ruling elite; for others, Oswald Mosley's New Party, which offers a version of the fascism on the rise in Germany, seems to offer the vision of the future. Nineteen-year-old May Thomas has just made the long journey by steamer from Barbados to escape the constraints of her sugar-plantation childhood. Her first job as a secretary and chauffeur to Sir Philip Blunt, Chief Whip in Baldwin's Conservative government leads to an unlikely friendship with Evangeline Nettlefold, American god-daughter of the Chief Whip's wife and an old school friend of Wallis Simpson and will open her eyes to the upper echelons of British society. Secrets, hidden truths, undeclared loves, unspoken sympathies and covert complicities are everywhere biggest and most dangerous of them all, the truth about the new King's relationship with a married woman, and the silent horror that few in Britain dare voice: the increasing inevitability of another world war.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115362
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicolson, Juliet
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6064.I27
LC item number
A23 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Windsor, Edward
  • Windsor, Wallis Warfield
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • London (England)
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
Abdication : a novel, Juliet Nicolson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19729540
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781451664799
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2012006993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn741542468
  • (OCoLC)741542468
Label
Abdication : a novel, Juliet Nicolson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19729540
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781451664799
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2012006993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn741542468
  • (OCoLC)741542468

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