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The Death of Grass
Author: John Christopher

ISBN: 9780141190174
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2 April 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2 x 1.5

At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain, society starts to descend into barbarism. As John and his family try to make it across country to the safety of his brother's farm in a hidden valley, their humanity is tested to its very limits.

A chilling psychological thriller and one of the greatest post-apocalyptic novels ever written, The Death of Grass shows people struggling to hold on to their identities as the familiar world disintegrates - and the terrible price they must pay for surviving.

With a new Introduction by
Robert MacFarlane

'Gripping . . . of all fiction's apocalypses, this is one of the most haunting.' Financial Times

Rachael Love, Penguin Classics Editorial Assistant, on The Death of Grass:


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