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The Resource Expo 58, Jonathan Coe

Expo 58, Jonathan Coe

Label
Expo 58
Title
Expo 58
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Coe
Title variation
Expo Fifty Eight
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Handsome but naive Englishman Thomas Foley is an employee at the Ministry of Information whose particular biography (Belgian mother, pub-owner father) makes him just the chap to oversee the "authentic British pub" that his country will be erecting at the Brussels 1958 World's Fair. It's the first major expo after WWII, meant to signify unity, but under the shadow of a mind-bending structure called Atomium, U.S. and Soviet delegations plot against each other. Foley becomes both agent and pawn-when he's not falling in love with his charming Belgian expo hostess. Funny, surprising, and moving, Expo 58 is both a deft evocation of a moment in post-war history and a display of Coe's seamless storytelling skills
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1961-
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Coe, Jonathan
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Napoleon Ryan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ryan, Napoleon
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  • Expo (International Exhibitions Bureau)
  • Civil service
  • England
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Expo 58, Jonathan Coe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
38035315
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (8 hr. 47 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781491529348
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38035315
  • (Sirsi) 38035315
Label
Expo 58, Jonathan Coe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
38035315
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (8 hr. 47 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781491529348
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38035315
  • (Sirsi) 38035315

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