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The Shrapnel Academy - Fay Weldon
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They thought they were attending a benign military lecture at the illustrious Shrapnel Academy, housed in one of England's grand manors and dedicated to the memory of Henry Shrapnel, genius inventor of the cannonball. But the weekend is not peaceful. Perhaps benign militarism is always a false conceit. Septuagenarian General Leo Makeshift, charged with delivering the annual Wellington lecture, arrives in a black Rolls-Royce. The knee under his hand belongs to his current mistress, Bella, who wars a tight black skirt and seamed stockings for the occasion. (Bella is considerably younger than the general.) Medusa, or "Mew," on the other hand, hitchhikes to Shrapnel after the gas runs out on her motorbike. Mew is the correspondent from Woman's Times and, yes, it was a mistake to allow a feminist reporter on the scene. On the greeting committee are Joan Lumb, the institute's dictatorial director, her lithesome secretary, Muffin, and Acorn the butler, a stunningly handsome South African whose army of Third World servants is primed to rebel against the ruling class. Fate provides a snowstorm, making escape impossible; lust, jealousy, bigotry, chauvinism, and pure greed provide the other essential ingredients for all-out war during the Wellington weekend - between Upstairs and Downstairs, between men and women, between First and Third Worlds, between the fiercest of sexual rivals. Speculation about the occupancy of a given bed or the espousal of a given cause contemporary,fiction,literary,literature and fiction,mystery,mystery thriller and suspense Mystery, Penguin Publishing Group

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'The setting of this enjoyable novel is the Shrapnel Academy, a country-house centre for the study of military excellence...Here, one winter weekend, a group of guests gather, for the eve-of-Waterloo dinner, and to hear Gen. Leo Makeshift deliver the annual Wellington lecture...Below stairs lurks a huge army of Third World servants with their illegal hangers-on, led by a lunatic African butler. Murder is plotted. Snow falls. All are trapped...that rare treat: a wildly funny, deeply serious, novel' Daily Telegraph contemporary,fiction,literary,literature and fiction,mystery,mystery thriller and suspense Mystery, Penguin Books

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'The setting of this enjoyable novel is the Shrapnel Academy, a country-house centre for the study of military excellence...Here, one winter weekend, a group of guests gather, for the eve-of-Waterloo dinner, and to hear Gen. Leo Makeshift deliver the annual Wellington lecture...Below stairs lurks a huge army of Third World servants with their illegal hangers-on, led by a lunatic African butler. Murder is plotted. Snow falls. All are trapped...that rare treat: a wildly funny, deeply serious, novel' Daily Telegraph contemporary,literary,literature and fiction,mystery,mystery thriller and suspense Mystery, Penguin Books

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1986, ISBN: 9780140097467

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Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. Near Fine; Nice tight flat copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread. . Cover artwork by Ed Lindlof.. 1986. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; 192 pages; The Shrapnel Academy, an institution dedicated to the memory of Henry Shrapnel, the inventor of the exploding cannonball. One winter afternoon a group of guests gather, and as the snow begins to fall, the level of military paranoia starts to rise. ; 0140097465 ., Penguin Books, 1986

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140097467
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140097465
Paperback
Publishing year: 1988
Publisher: Penguin Books

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ISBN/EAN: 9780140097467

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-14-009746-5, 978-0-14-009746-7


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