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Ha'penny by Jo Walton
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it was amazing
bookshelves: alternate-history, suspense

The second of Jo Walton's stunning trilogy set in a horrifying alternate universe of British Fascism and a world dominated by Hitler and the Nazis.

Like Farthing, it's very effectively told in alternating chapters narrated in the first person by a young woman, in this case the aristocratic actress Viola Lark, and in the third person by Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard, who is the one main character in all three novels.

Unlike Farthing, which was in the style of a classic British murder mystery, Ha'penny is a chilling novel of suspense in which we know who's trying to do what to whom and why. What we don't know, and what makes this novel so engrossing, is what exactly will happen with the conspiracy -- who lives, who dies, and who might surprise us in the end.
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Reading Progress

November 30, 2015 – Shelved
November 30, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
December 1, 2015 – Shelved as: alternate-history
November 2, 2017 – Started Reading
November 18, 2017 – Shelved as: suspense
November 19, 2017 – Finished Reading

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