Antonia Honeywell - The Ship (2nd Hand Hardback)
Welcome To London . . . but not as you know it.
In this thought-provoking and lyrical debut novel, a young woman's only hope for survival in the dystopian future is a ship, a Noah's Ark, that can rescue 500 people.
Oxford Street burned for three weeks. The British Museum is occupied by ragtag survivors. The Regent's Park camps have been bombed. The Nazareth Act has come into force. If you can't produce your identity card, you don't exist.
Lalla, sixteen, has grown up sheltered from the new reality by her visionary father, Michael Paul. But now the chaos has reached their doorstep. Michael has promised to save them. His escape route is a ship big enough to save five hundred people. But only the worthy will be chosen.
Once on board, as day follows identical day, Lalla's unease grows.
Where are they going? What does her father really want?
What is the price of Salvation ?
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2015 (Widenfeld & Nicolson - 1st Ed.)
- ISBN : 9780297871491
- SKU : B001710
- PPC : SP490gm
- RRP : £12.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1
" . . . a dystopian epic about love, friendship and what it means to be free. 'The Ship' is tense, engaging and emotionally charged: I devoured this novel." - Helen Dunmore.
"The Hunger Games meets the London riots on board Noah's Ark 20 years from now, but don't underestimate its originality. Read it and be challenged." - Fiona Wilson, The Times.
"Addictive and thought-provoking." - Elle
"As engrossing as it is chilling, this potent first novel fuses an apocalyptic coming-of-age story with a fierce interrogation of what it means to be truly alive." - Daily Mail.
Antonia Honeywell studied English at Manchester University and worked at the Natural History and Victoria and Albert Museums in London, running creative writing workshops and education programmes for children, before training as a teacher. During her ten years teaching English, drama and film studies, she wrote a musical, and a play which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival. She has four young children and lives in Buckinghamshire. The Ship is her first novel.