Rule Britannia Author:Daphne du Maurier When England drops out of the European Common Market and forms an alliance, called the USUK, with the United States, American Marines are landed in Corwall to "protect" the English from invasion by a foreign power. But, there is nothing to protect the Marines from Madam, an ancient retired actress, her brood of adopted boys, and the Cornish loca... more »ls she urgest to civil disobedience.« less
This book takes place in Southern England with an eccentric mother, a son who's involved in the government in London, a granddaughter who helps this former "grand dame" of the theater care for several adopted young boys in the 1970's. The story follows the dilemma that occurs after the "incident" with one of the American Marines involved with the USUK cooperative relationship.
I guess I expected more of the political occurrences to be revealed within the story, but the author keeps the story close to home with the mom and granddaughter. The story is paced differently than other books I've read and Ms. du Mariers writing style is more involved when revealing the story. The peak of the arc comes late and she takes a great deal of time to get there. The story is well crafted and she fleshes out the characters nicely.
An interesting premise for the story. The story could be relevant to 2012.