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Davies, Murray

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1947-    ) Welsh journalist and author whose sf novel, Collaborator (2003), is a Hitler Wins Alternate History novel set in Britain in 1940 and later, after a successful Nazi Invasion; Winston Churchill has formed a government-in-exile in Canada, while in England the Duke of Windsor has agreed to become Regent. The complex plot involves agents and counter-agents, betrayals and counter-betrayals, all climaxing in the assassination of the appalling Duke in a battered London. Insanely widespread German reprisals fuel the growing resistance movement. The initial setting in South Wales, and a German massacre of the inhabitants of a small town there, may intentionally evoke Humphrey Jennings's The Silent Village (1943). The novel won a Sidewise Award. [JC]

Murray Davies

born South Wales: 1947

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