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A Greater Britain

#1
Just finished this and really liked it. There were a couple of minor typos that I think must have escaped during the proof-reading - e.g. Australian forces being commanded by General Thomas Blarney rather than Blamey. However this did not detract from an excellent story.
 

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#2
It's probably my favourite AH story, I think because it has a well-executed example of one of my favourite setups - early WWII against less-prepared Hitler. The Austrian War is both a smart idea and very entertainingly executed. I would put my experience reading those chapters up there with when I reached the climax of Gordon Banks or, to avoid spoilers, let's say 'the reign of Heny IX' in LTTW.
 

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#3
It's probably my favourite AH story, I think because it has a well-executed example of one of my favourite setups - early WWII against less-prepared Hitler. The Austrian War is both a smart idea and very entertainingly executed. I would put my experience reading those chapters up there with when I reached the climax of Gordon Banks or, to avoid spoilers, let's say 'the reign of Heny IX' in LTTW.
Kind of you to use the latter comparison.

I think my favourite thing about AGB, other than the twist ending, is something I didn't appreciate on my first reading (as in when EdT first posted it) because back then I didn't know about interwar politics other than the normie narrative of Abdication Crisis/Chamberlain waving a piece of paper. I'm referring to the fact that Ed achieves the superficially impossible feat of Labour into power in the late 30s by waving away the devastating nadir of 1931, simply by calmly pointing out that Ramsay Mac only did the National Labour thing and split the vote because George V asked nicely. That sums up the EdT 'OTL is unrealistic' trademark effect on a grander scale than usual.
 

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#4
Am reading "A Greater Britain" now on kindle. Was taught about the 'Thirty's in secondary school. I am sure you were too. Any alternative history which covers the socialist reforming of the British political system and establishment is a win in my good books.

The Wodehouse quotation in the beginning, was that before or after Spode threatened Bertie to break his spine in three places?
 
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