Brother In The Land by Robert Swindells
  

Brother In The Land

Written by Robert Swindells

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An after-the bomb story. Teenage Danny is one of the unlucky ones, a survivor, one of those who have come through a nuclear holocaust alive. In Shipley, an ordinary town in the North of England, there are still some other survivors to be found. Danny describes life after the bomb.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. After the bomb has fallen survival seems almost worthless. Danny survives but his world has been destroyed. In extremis, human nature at its very basest is laid bare. The word authority seems to have changed its meaning - Danny must struggle on. Deeply moving without despair.
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Brother In The Land by Robert Swindells

An after-the bomb story. Teenage Danny is one of the unlucky ones, a survivor, one of those who have come through a nuclear holocaust alive. In Shipley, an ordinary town in the North of England, there are still some other survivors to be found. Danny describes life after the bomb.

About the Author

Robert Swindells

Robert E. "Bob" Swindells (born 20 March 1939) is an author of children's and young adult literature. Born in Bradford, the first of five children, Swindells worked for a local newspaper after leaving school aged 15. He served with the Royal Air Force and held various jobs before training as a teacher. His first novel, When Darkness Comes (1973), was written as his thesis while in training. Swindells combined writing with teaching until 1980 when he took up writing full-time. He first won the Children's Book Award with Brother in the Land (1985), a novel set in a post-apocalyptic world. Swindells was a supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and is quoted as saying that the work "... came out of my own anger and frustration ... you can't kill selectively with nuclear weapons, you wipe out millions of people ..." Swindells also won the award for Room 13 (1990), Nightmare Stairs (Short novel, 1998) and Blitzed (Younger readers, 2003). His young adult novel Stone Cold (1993), which dealt with homelessness, won the Carnegie Medal in 1994. Swindells is married, lives in Yorkshire and has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Format

Paperback (b Format)
160 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Robert Swindells
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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st December 1994

ISBN

9780140373004

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