Historical Context

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Eagle Tower
The castle constructed by Edward I at Caernarvon is a ‘‘conscious imitation’’ of the fortress at...

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Literary Style

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Though ‘‘Think of England’’ does not abound with imagery, Davies chooses images that loom powerfully in the...

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Bibliography and Further Reading

Ambrose, Stephen E., D–Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Simon & Schuster, 1994, p. 501.

Bolick, Katie, ‘‘On the Sly,’’ in Atlantic Unbound, December 16, 1998, http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/factfict/ ff9812.htm (accessed September 16, 2004).

Carey, Jacqueline, ‘‘Ties That Grind,’’ in the New York Times, March 19, 2000, p. 11.

Chamberlin, Jeremiah, ‘‘Interview with Peter Ho Davies,’’ in the Virginia Quarterly Review, June 23, 2004, http://www. virginia.edu/vqr/viewmedia.php/prmMID/8945 (accessed November 29, 2004).

Contemporary Authors Online, ‘‘Peter Ho Davies,’’ in...

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Topics for Further Study

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How does Davies’ use of a historical event—DDay— set the story’s tone and atmosphere? How does a sense of place influence the...

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Media Adaptations

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Audio Editions offers The Best American Short Stories 2001 on four cassettes or five compact discs, each story read by its author. The...

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What Do I Read Next?

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Peter Ho Davies’ forthcoming novel The Bad Shepherd will be published in 2005 by Houghton Mifflin. The novel, of which ‘‘Think...

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