Brother in the Land

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Penguin Adult, Dec 1, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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An 'After-the-Bomb' story told by teenage Danny, one of the survivors - one of the unlucky ones. Set in Shipley, an ordinary town in the north of England, this is a powerful portrayal of a world that has broken down. Danny not only has to cope in a world of lawlessness and gang warfare, but he has to protect and look after his little brother, Ben, and a girl called Kim. Is there any hope left for a new world?

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My 14 year old son came home from school Lindisfarne College in Hastings, NZ, raving that this was the best book ever! For that we couldn't believe his enthusiasm! He was so excited saying it was the best book he has ever read and to get him to read anything is a mission! He had read it along in class with the teacher reading out to the class. We were so thrilled hoping this experience has flicked a switch in his very anti interest in books. My son insisted that I read it too and have done so very much enjoying it from cover to cover! Congrats to the Author and thankyou for your work and its influence in our house! 

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I read it with the new ending, but still, a YA book set in a post-nuclear-catastrophe martial-law-ruled UK is going to be a downer. Even without the cannibals. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Robert Swindells lives on the Yorkshire moors and is a full-time writer. He has won the Children's Book Award twice, for BROTHER IN THE LAND and for ROOM 13. In 1994, he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD, and also the Sheffield Book Award.

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