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At hand are two interesting novels, The House on the Strand and Rule Britannia by Daphne du Maurier. Both books are perhaps a premonition of the coming days ahead in “the future”, or “spot on”, echoing the times when they were written. Its almost uncanny how some authors, and I guess that is one of the reasons they are liked so much, tap into the what I would call the “undercurrent” of what it is that rumors throughout society.
The House on the Strand featured above was published in this book club edition in 1969 by Doubleday & Co., Publishers. I really do like the very simple painting on the cover.The story is woven around drugs, then and now, of a more dangerous kind, a continuous preoccupation of this “New Age”.
Daphne Du Maurier was an extremely popular author, but I never read any of her work with the excuse that I was not “into novels”. Much less did I know that she was the author of a great number of books rewritten for the big screen though I had certainly seen a number of them. (the list below is from dumaurier.org as is the first link in our post)
This book with the fabulous dust jacket by Paul Bacon, whose work is always elegant and very understated but surprisingly fresh, was published in 1974. This book is uncanny in the basic plot, soon a reality perhaps with the United Kingdom leaving the European Union? That is if there is still a Kingdom left like if there is still an “American New York” left, or and you can fill in the blank and see the cracks in the political landscape appearing, slowly devouring the crust of aging Empires that were already long gone before the Scotts woke up and the continuous tribalisation of the “Modern Multi Culti Society”. Resist, resist resist the old Dame spoke for better or for worse Britannia ruled the waves.
United States troops in Africa, but not in the real fight against ISIS. Anything else we have to defend? Cornwall perhaps? This book could have had the alternative subtitle: New World Order Occupied Territory. God Bless and have a pint!