Beyond Brexit: Ten Books that Reimagine Great Britain

Shelf RenewalGreat Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union has left many people thinking, “I can’t believe it!” Well, UK novelists have been dreaming up unimaginable political scenarios for decades—like in these alternative British histories.



Alfred and Emily, by Doris LessingDoomsday Book

Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

Emperor, by Stephen Baxter

The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde

Farthing, by Jo Walton

Hitler’s War, by Harry TurtledoveThe Eyre Affair

In the Garden of Iden, by Kage Baker

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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