Speak for England
By (author) James Hawes
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Speak for England by James Hawes
Book DescriptionBrian Marley, a divorced Englishman, is alone in the vilest jungle on earth, about to die live on television. A contestant on Brit Pluck, Green Hell, Two Million, the ultimate reality TV show, Marley has managed to outlive his rivals and win enough money to change his life. Except that the TV crew has just been wiped out in a helicopter crash. With the crocodiles closing in, he has no option but to climb the vast cliff at his back. Inevitably, he falls...And awakes in a lost world that is remarkably like an Englishman's heaven. There's cricket and rugger, the Union Jack, plucky boys, pretty girls, a tough but fair headmaster - an entire miniature civilization preserved by the surviving passengers from Comet IV, which vanished in 1958. Firmly convinced that they were the first casualties of World War III, they have kept an idyllic, pre-sixties England alive. When Brian contacts the outside world, the Headmaster is outraged to find an embattled New Labour MP unchallenged by a hapless Tory Party. With 50s conviction, he sets about restoring the values of the Eagle to England.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099470175
(197mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Hawes
Englanders and Huns, Paperback (January 2015)
Agripping social, cultural and political history of how Britain and Germany, two nations with such close ties, ended up fighting World War One
Excavating Kafka, Paperback (February 2010)
An authoritative and entertaining deconstruction of an icon of literary modernism.
My Little Armalite, Paperback (August 2009)
John Goode is a leftie lecturer who just wants to give his beloved wife and kids a normal life. You know: north London, good schools, nice neighbors, sash windows... yes, you know. But who can afford that kind of normal these days?
White Powder, Green Light, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by James Hawes
Talks about a woman who is on a wildly comic journey from the eccentricities of Wales into the unholy Soho movie-world, which the author came to know whilst co-producing the notoriously disastrous film version of his second bestseller, "Rancid Aluminium".
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Author Biography - James Hawes
James Hawes is the author of six novels, including White Powder, Green Light and My Little Armalite. He lives in Cardiff.
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