Editorial Reviews. computerescue.info Yet another astonishing example of the daring and Advanced Search. Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction. Against the odds, former steel worker Harry Perkins has led the Labour party to a stunning victory. Now he's going to dismantle Britain's nuclear warheads, bring. A very British coup. [Chris Mullin] -- Former steel worker Harry Perkins, has, against all the odds, led the Labour Party to a stunning victory at the general election.
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download the eBook A Very British Coup by Chris Mullin online from Australia's leading online eBook store. Download eBooks from Booktopia today. Now he's going to dismantle Britain's nuclear warheads, bring when it was first published, A Very British Coup is as fresh and relevant now as. Former steel worker Harry Perkins, has, against all the odds, led the Labour Party to a stunning victory at the general election. His manifesto includes the.
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Not that A Very British Coup is a perfect novel. Mullin's plot is excellent and moves on with great speed all right. The trade off is the characterizations that, with the exception of Perkins, seems to be cardboard if not one dimensional most of the time.
The American characters in particular are just that, especially the President who is clearly a version of Ronald Reagan which doesn't quite work. Other characters are given long introductions and they appear for only a matter of a few pages before disappearing, never to be seen or heard from again. Much of the novel's dialogue is rather wooden especially with more cardboard and one-dimensional characters.
The ending also is a problem as the novel ends not with a bang but a whimper and does so rather suddenly with little warning. Both of these areas are places where the miniseries version is an improvement and both hurt the novel's realism considerably. The result of all this makes A Very British Coup an intriguing read.
It is well paced and feels quite realistic in its deception of a now alternate s UK though it is hampered significantly by both weak characterizations and a rushed ending.
It is still an intriguing read though because it still carries weight today. For at its heart A Very British Coup carries an important and time less message: the greatest enemy of a democracy is not from without but from within.
It's a message we shouldn't ignore.
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Now a little dated, but as the author points out in his introduction, of some relevance with Jeremy Corbyn again moving the Labour policy platform to the left. Very enjoyable book about a left-wing Labour government being toppled by a combination of forces ranging from the United States State Department and British intelligence to the civil service and the media.
Essentially all of imperialism's dirty tricks being used against the UK rather than Chile, Guyana, Australia, or any one of the dozens of other historical examples. As MI5 conspires with the city and press barons to bring Perkins down, he finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.
Described as 'the political novel of the decade' when it was first published, A Very British Coup is as fresh and relevant now as it ever has been.
As fascinating as it was entertaining when it was first published If Corbyn seeks a cautionary tale, he need look no further. A spiffing read Web development by Firsty Group. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features.
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