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Expo 58

(2013)
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The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jonathan Coe's brilliant new comic novel Expo 58, read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Expo 58 - Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe's brilliant comic novel. London, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century, and the first to be held since the Second World War.

As soon as he arrives at the site, Thomas feels that he has escaped a repressed, backward-looking country and fallen headlong into an era of modernity and optimism. He is equally bewitched by the surreal, gigantic Atomium, which stands at the heart of this brave new world, and by Anneke, the lovely Flemish hostess who meets him off his plane. But Thomas's new-found sense of freedom comes at a price: the Cold War is at its height, the mischievous Belgians have placed the American and Soviet pavilions right next to each other - and why is he being followed everywhere by two mysterious emissaries of the British Secret Service? Expo 58 may represent a glittering future, both for Europe and for Thomas himself, but he will soon be forced to decide where his public and private loyaties really lie.

For fans of Jonathan Coe's classic comic bestsellers What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club, this hilarious new novel, which is set in the Mad Men period of the mid 50s, will also be loved by readers of Nick Hornby, William Boyd and Ian McEwan. Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. Expo 58 is his tenth novel. The previous nine are all available in Penguin: The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up! (which won the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), The House of Sleep (which won the 1998 Prix Medicis Etranger), The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse Prize), The Closed Circle, The Rain Before It Falls and The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim. His biography of the novelist B.S. Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, won the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction book of the year.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Expo 58: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
ISBN: 0-544-34376-X / 978-0-544-34376-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Harvest
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Expo 58
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
ISBN: 0-670-92371-0 / 978-0-670-92371-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Expo 58
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
ISBN: 0-241-96690-6 / 978-0-241-96690-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Expo 58
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
ISBN: 0-241-96886-0 / 978-0-241-96886-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Expo 58
Author(s): Coe Jonathan
ISBN: 0-670-92372-9 / 978-0-670-92372-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: China Press
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Expo 58: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
ISBN: 1-4915-2902-4 / 978-1-4915-2902-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Expo 58: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
ISBN: 1-4915-2918-0 / 978-1-4915-2918-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Expo 58: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
ISBN: 1-4915-2934-2 / 978-1-4915-2934-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Expo 58: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

September 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Expo 58
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon   

September 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Expo 58
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Expo 58
Author(s): Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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