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Half a Crown

de Jo Walton

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In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried "undesirables" across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east.



Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. It's his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, and to discover Jews. The midnight knock of a Watchman is the most dreaded sound in the realm.



Now, in 1960, a global peace conference is convening in London, where Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the final partition of the world. Hitler is once again on British soil. So is the long exiled Duke of Windsorand the rising gangs of "British Power" streetfighters, who consider the Government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'tat.



Amidst all this, two of the most unlikely persons in the realm will join forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose greatest worry until now has been where to find the right string of pearls, and the Watch Commander himself.



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In an alternate Great Britain in 1960 where the nation made peace with Germany in 1941 and Hitler is still living, the nation is preparing to host a peace conference with representatives from Germany and Japan. 18-year-old debutante Elvira Royston is preparing to be presented to the Queen, and her guardian, Peter Carmichael, has his hands full preparing for the peace conference as head of the Watch. Elvira and her friend Betsy accept an invitation to a fascist rally at Marble Arch. Everything starts to go wrong when a riot breaks out at the Rally and Elvira is swept up in the aftermath. Does Carmichael have enough political capital to protect her without exposing his clandestine activities?

This was a page-turner as tension built around Elvira and Carmichael. The resolution was a little too quick and easy and it left some threads hanging. I wish I could say that the alternate world that Walton created in this trilogy would never really exist, but in the current state of the world, it’s all too easy to imagine such a repressive social structure developing. ( )
  cbl_tn | Mar 5, 2024 |
No fancy review this time. A good ending to the series; I even appreciate the one improbable bit. As I said, I think she justified the invocation, and I approve of the series as a speculative exploration of how tyranny creeps in. Of course it's a lesson we could learn from so many experiences, but I don't care where we learn it as long as it sinks in. ( )
  Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
This series is very hard to rate as I found it original and compelling and loved it, despite a couple of Buts. I loved the way this one was set later than the first two and we could see how things had developed in the meantime. The alternate version of the 1960s was very plausible and sensitively handled. The writing, especially the way sinister details were thrown in as offhand asides, was excellent. In terms of the setting, this might have been the strongest of the trilogy. I love Jo Walton as an author and will definitely read more of her work, but I did not love the ending, even though it was clever in many ways and did draw all the strands together. Somehow, it just didn't quite fit. It was a Ruritanian ending but this wasn't a Ruritanian novel or series.

Still, I would definitely recommend the trilogy for originality, enjoyment and writing. ( )
  MochaVonBee | Jan 21, 2023 |
Honestly? While I'm in one sense glad for the happy ending, I'm not sure I believe in it. Partly because the series has been all about fascism grinding down people's better natures, and partly because the KGB mole is a bit too deus ex machina and left field. I did enjoy the book, however, and was glad to see a couple of old friends from the previous two. ( )
  villyard | Dec 6, 2022 |
I've never been a big fan of alternate histories, but Walton writes a great story, so I picked up this series and ended up really enjoying it. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
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In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried "undesirables" across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east.



Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. It's his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, and to discover Jews. The midnight knock of a Watchman is the most dreaded sound in the realm.



Now, in 1960, a global peace conference is convening in London, where Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the final partition of the world. Hitler is once again on British soil. So is the long exiled Duke of Windsorand the rising gangs of "British Power" streetfighters, who consider the Government "soft," may be the former king's bid to stage a coup d'tat.



Amidst all this, two of the most unlikely persons in the realm will join forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose greatest worry until now has been where to find the right string of pearls, and the Watch Commander himself.



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