29 January 2017


No reviews on a Sunday but have you seen our 
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Do we still love ‘Ruritania’? by Alison Morton
Ruritania is an imaginary country in central Europe, a ‘placeholder kingdom’ and is used in academia and the popular mind to refer to a hypothetical country. The author, Anthony Hope, depicts Ruritania as a German-speaking Catholic country under an absolute monarchy, with deep social, but not ethnic, divisions reflected in the conflicts of the first novel, The Prisoner of Zenda- but is this style and idea still as popular today for readers and writers? How essential to today's novels was/is Ruritania?

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