Speak for England

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Brian Marley, a divorced Englishman, is alone in the vilest jungle on earth, about to die live on television. A contestant on Brit Pluck, Green Hell, Two Million, the ultimate reality TV show, Marley has managed to outlive his rivals and win enough money to change his life. Except that the TV crew has just been wiped out in a helicopter crash. With the crocodiles closing in, he has no option but to climb the vast cliff at his back. Inevitably, he falls... ...And awakes in a lost world that is remarkably like an Englishman's heaven. There's cricket and rugger, the Union Jack, plucky boys, pretty girls, a tough but fair headmaster - an entire miniature civilization preserved by the surviving passengers from Comet IV, which vanished in 1958. Firmly convinced that they were the first casualties of World War III, they have kept an idyllic, pre-sixties England alive. When Brian contacts the outside world, the Headmaster is outraged to find an embattled New Labour MP unchallenged by a hapless Tory Party. With 50s conviction, he sets about restoring the values of the Eagle to England.

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"We have the British to thank for the TV reality show, so it’s only fitting that they can do a brilliant parody of the bloody thing as well...We Yanks will find it great fun." – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"This creative American debut novel combines the TV shows Survivor and Lost with the novel Lord of the Flies...a harsh satirical look at both the age of reality TV and the dangers of romanticizing the past." – Booklist

'You never want to stop turning the pages... each page is funny, sophisticated and soul-wrenchingly accurate' –Scotland on Sunday

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James Hawes is the author of six novels, including White Powder, Green Light and My Little Armalite. He lives in Cardiff.

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