Jacket for 'Children of the Dust'


UK - Red Fox / Harper Collins
Denmark - Tellerup

Children of the Dust

By Louise Lawrence

Published Jan 2010

Everyone thought, when the alarm bell rang, that it was just another fire practice. But the first bombs had fallen on Hamburg and Leningrad, the headmaster said, and a full-scale nuclear attack was imminent…

It’s a real life nightmare: Sarah and her family have to stay cooped up in the tightly sealed kitchen for days on end, dreading the inevitable radioactive fallout and the subsequent slow, torturous death, which seems almost preferable to surviving in a grey, dead world. But then, from out of the dust and the ruins, comes new life and a whole brave new world…