Dominion by CJ Sansom – review

By Nicholas Reid In Books

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10th January, 2013
The shelves now groan with counterfactual novels offering alternative outcomes to every major “what if” in history. Two “what ifs” still dominate the field. The South wins the American Civil War and Adolf Hitler wins World War II. CJ Sansom’s Dominion offers a variation on the latter. In 1940, after Dunkirk, Neville Chamberlain resigns as British Prime Minister. But instead of selecting Winston Churchill as his replacement, the cabinet chooses the appeasing Lord Halifax, who at once capitulates to Hitler. The Nazis don’t invade Britain. Instead, they give Britain self-governing ...

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