Award-winning P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, plots this atmospheric and disturbing novel in the year 2021.
Children of Men is a brilliant mystery possessing all of the qualities which distinguish P.D.
James as a novelist. Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiatt, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel.
Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere.
That is, until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact with a group of dissenters.
Suddenly his life is changed irrevocably, as he faces agonising choices which could affect the future of mankind.
PD James is the world's pre-eminent crime writer, most famous for her Adam Dalgliesh mysteries and for her bestselling titles Death Comes to Pemberley and The Murder Room.
Children of Men was adapted into a hit film in 2006, directed by Alfonso Cuaron the film starred Clive Owen, Michael Caine and Julianne Moore.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/08/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571253418
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Review by dazzyj
Wonderfully provocative dystopian fiction with the essence of what it is to be human at its heart.