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mapmyface Wed 18-Nov-15 06:17:58

I read it in secondary school (nearly twenty years ago) in an English lit class.
From what I can remember, there had been a nuclear type bomb and there were few survivors. The book told the story of those survivors and how the army treated them?

I remember one of the survivors had a baby and it was born with no mouth due to the radiation.

Ring any bells?

BikeRunSki Wed 18-Nov-15 06:26:15

We read 2 post - nuclear books at shook in the 1980s, but I don't remember a baby without a mouth. Do either of these sound right?

Z for Zachariah - Robert C O'brien
Empty World by John Christopher.

BikeRunSki Wed 18-Nov-15 06:29:36

Brother in the Land

AwfulBeryl Wed 18-Nov-15 06:32:48

Was it children of dust. I posted on a thread a while back asking a similar question.

AwfulBeryl Wed 18-Nov-15 06:40:13

Oh I don't remember a baby with no mouth though.

mapmyface Wed 18-Nov-15 11:50:26

Bike- your a star! That's the one smile

Lolly86 Wed 18-Nov-15 11:51:30

I love that book

exWifebeginsat40 Wed 18-Nov-15 11:53:13

Brother in the Land. I loved that book. and the picture on the front was Ant from Grange Hill in illustration form!

or was that Z for Zachariah?

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