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Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Gillette, NJ : Cosmos Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Cosmos books edView all editions and formats
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"A massive series of powerful earthquakes on a worldwide scale reduce towns and cities to rubble and plunge the survivors into barbarism. Most of western Europe is dramatically uplifted, transforming the English Channel into a muddy desert, while elsewhere lands are plunged below sealevel and flooded. The protagonist is Matthew Cotter, a Guernsey horticulturalist who finds himself one of only a handful of survivors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Christopher
ISBN: 1587152355 9781587152351
OCLC Number: 48212059
Notes: Originally published: London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1965.
Description: 254 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: John Christopher.

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"A massive series of powerful earthquakes on a worldwide scale reduce towns and cities to rubble and plunge the survivors into barbarism. Most of western Europe is dramatically uplifted, transforming the English Channel into a muddy desert, while elsewhere lands are plunged below sealevel and flooded. The protagonist is Matthew Cotter, a Guernsey horticulturalist who finds himself one of only a handful of survivors on the former island. Cotter decides to trek across the empty seabed to England, in the faint hope that his daughter has somehow survived. He finds the situation on the former mainland has descended to barbarism, with competing bands of scavengers preying on survivors. He and his companion, a young boy, finally make their way to the borders of Sussex, where his daughter was staying, only to discover that the land has slipped beneath the sea. Cotter, along with some survivors from the mainland, eventually returns to Guernsey."--Wikipedia.

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