Divided Kingdom

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A&C Black, 2012 - Dystopias - 400 pages
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It is winter, somewhere in the United Kingdom, and an eight-year-old boy is removed from his home and family in the middle of the night. He learns that he is the victim of an extraordinary experiment. In an attempt to reform society, the government has divided the population into four groups, each representing a different personality type. The land, too, has been divided into quarters. Borders have been established, reinforced by concrete walls, armed guards and rolls of razor wire. Plunged headlong into this brave new world, the boy tries to make the best of things, unaware that ahead of him lies a truly explosive moment, a revelation that will challenge everything he believes in and will, in the end, put his very life in jeopardy ...
 

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

My post-apocalyptic book club selection for this month. Not actually post-apocalyptic as dystopian, Thompson's novel posits a near-future England which has been divided into four sectors, based on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - foolplustime - LibraryThing

I'm clearly in a bad mood this week for rating books - consider this 2.5 rather than 2. This is another book which had some really solid ideas behind it but which didn't quite have enough of a story ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
65
Section 3
99
Section 4
143
Section 5
209
Section 6
253
Section 7
289
Section 8
323
Section 9
375
Section 10
395
Section 11
399
Section 12
403
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RUPERT THOMSON is the author of eight highly acclaimed novels, of which Air and Fire and The Insult were shortlisted for the Writer's Guild Fiction Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize respectively. His most recent novel, Death of a Murderer, was shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Novel Award. His memoir This Party's Got to Stop was published in 2009.

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