The Churchill Memorandum
by Sean Gabb
© The Hampden Press, Sean Gabb, 2011
First edition, January 2011, 240pp
Thursday the 16th March 1939.
Hitler is dead. No Second World War. No takeover of England by the Left in 1940. No descent into the gutter.
It is now March 1959. England is still England. The Queen is on her throne. The pound is worth a pound. All is right with the world – or with that quarter of it lucky enough to repose under an English heaven.
Rejoicing in this happy state of affairs, Anthony Markham takes his leave of a nightmarish, totalitarian America. He has a biography to write of a dead and now largely forgotten Winston Churchill, and has had to travel to where the old drunk left his papers. But little does Markham realise, as he returns to his safe, orderly England, that he carries, somewhere in his luggage, an object that can be used to destroy England and the whole structure of bourgeois civilisation as it has been gradually restored since 1918.
Who is trying to kill Anthony Markham? For whom is Major Stanhope really working? Where did Dr Pakeshi get his bag of money? What connection might there be between Michael Foot, Leader of the British Communist Party, and Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan? Where does Enoch Powell fit into the story? Above all, what is the Churchill Memorandum? What terrible secrets does it contain?
All will be revealed – but not till after Markham has gone on the run through an England unbombed, uncentralised, still free, and still mysterious.
The Churchill Memorandum can be read as a thriller, as a black comedy, as a slap in the face to political correctness. It may also warm the hearts of anyone who suspects that the Pax Americana has been less than a blessing for mankind, and that what civilisation we still enjoy is threatened most by those who rule in Washington.
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