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Dominion

By C.J. Sansom

Dominion
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  • Hardcover: Jan 2014,
    640 pages.
    Paperback: 2 Dec 2014,
    656 pages.

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Bob Sauerbrey

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Dominion is a vivid, haunting reimagining of 1950s Britain, a gripping spy thriller and a poignant love story.

Ah, Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire!
Would not we shatter it to bits - and then
Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!

(Edward FitzGerald, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)


A thriller about a past that never happened...but has it? C. J. Sanson's Dominion unfolds in an alternative past but speaks to what loyalties, fears, and dreams move us to act either to secure our own safety or risk all that we have to help create a better world. By placing his characters in a past that never happened, Sanson succeeds in giving us a broader view of humanity, of men and women caught up in a historical process whose lives are shaped either by the choices they make or their responses to situations over which they have no control.

It's May 9, 1940; we enter into a meeting at 10 Downing Street in London. Neville Chamberlain has reached ...

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