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The Children of Men

P. D. James

The Children of Men is P.D. James’s stand-alone dystopian novel of mass infertility and chilling mystery.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571342211
Date Published
05.04.2018
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Summary

ONE OF THE BBC’S ‘100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD’

The year is 2021. No child has been born for twenty-five years. The human race faces extinction.

Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiat, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere. That is, until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact with a group of dissenters. Suddenly his life is changed irrevocably as he faces agonising choices which could affect the future of mankind.

Critic Reviews

Taut, terrifying and convincing.

Daily Mail
Critic Reviews

Extraordinary . . . P.D. James stretches her considerable talents in this daring novel.

New York Times
P. D.James

P. D. James (1920-2014) was born in Oxford and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She was a Fellow of the Royal…

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