Mara and Dann

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HarperCollins, 1999 - Brothers and sisters - 407 pages
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Two children, Mara and Dann, are victims of a palace coup and are forced to flee from their home in the middle of the night - They join a great migration northwards and survive many dangers_

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I loved this story about a brother and sister, last of a royal family, travelling the length of Ifrik. This is an Africa that is thousands of years in the future, when another ice age is retreating ... Read full review

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Dystopias seem to be very much in fashion these days, so it's quite possible that other authors have covered the sort of themes dealt with in "Mara and Dann," and it's even possible that they've done ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Doris Lessing was born in Kermanshah, Persia (later Iran) on October 22, 1919 and grew up in Rhodesia (the present-day Zimbabwe). During her two marriages, she submitted short fiction and poetry for publication. After moving to London in 1949, she published her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, in 1950. She is best known for her 1954 Somerset Maugham Award-winning experimental novel The Golden Notebook. Her other works include This Was the Old Chief's Country, the Children of Violence series, the Canopus in Argos - Archives series, and Alfred and Emily. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2001 Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, the David Cohen British Literature Prize, and the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. She died on November 17, 2013 at the age of 94.

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