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While England Sleeps (1993) [Novel]
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Set against the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic, self-educated employee of the London Underground and a Communist Party member. Though by far the better educated of the two, Brian is also more callow, convinced that his homosexuality is something he will outgrow. Edward, on the other hand, possesses "an unproblematic capacity to accept" both Brian and the unorthodox nature of their love for each other - until one day, at the urging of his wealthy aunt Constance, Brian agrees to be set up with a "suitable" young woman named Philippa Archibald... and soon enough Edward is pushed to the point of crisis. Fleeing, he volunteers to fight Franco in Spain, where he ends up in prison. And Brian, responsible for Edward's plight, must pursue him across Europe, and into the violent chaos of war.

Original title: While England Sleeps
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGay & LesbianGay Male
FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century

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While England Sleeps (1993)
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Language: English

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While England Sleeps (June 25, 1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Abacus Books
ISBN: 0349109532
Dimensions: 4.8 x 7.7 x 0.9 in
Pages: 320

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While England Sleeps (October 19, 1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0395752868
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 x 0.9 in
Pages: 304

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While England Sleeps (October 19, 1995)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0395759374
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.5 x 1.1 in
Pages: 284

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While England Sleeps (October 7, 1993)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0670833495
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.5 x 0.9 in
Pages: 320

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