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The Last of Us

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
The island is quiet now.

On a remote Scottish island, five children are the only ones left. Since the last adult died, sensible Elizabeth has been the group leader, testing for a radio signal, playing teacher and keeping an eye on Alex, the littlest, whose insulin can last only so long. There is 'shopping' to do in the houses they haven't yet searched and wrong smells to avoid.

For eight-year-old Rona, each day brings fresh hope that someone will come back for them, tempered by the reality of their dwindling supplies. With no adults to rebel against, squabbles threaten the fragile family they have formed. And when brothers Calum Ian and Duncan attempt to thwart Elizabeth's leadership, it prompts a chain of events that will endanger Alex's life and test them all in unimaginable ways.

Reminiscent of The Lord of the Flies and The Cement Garden, The Last of Us is a powerful and heartbreaking story of aftershock, courage and survival.

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"A story about the strength and fragility of human nature. Rob Ewing's writing is powerful, compassionate and brilliant. I absolutely loved it." - Joanna Cannon

"An amazing book of courage and survival … a book about memory, friendship and hope. It's the kind of book that made me want to wake my children from their beds, just to kiss them and whisper that I love them. A tremendous novel – I absolutely loved it." - Claire Fuller

"Gripping and utterly believable." - Ian Rankin


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Used availability for Rob Ewing's The Last of Us

Hardback Editions

April 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last of Us
Author(s): Rob Ewing
ISBN: 0-00-814958-5 / 978-0-00-814958-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last of Us
Author(s): Rob Ewing
ISBN: 0-00-814961-5 / 978-0-00-814961-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last of Us
Author(s): Rob Ewing
ISBN: 0-00-814959-3 / 978-0-00-814959-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last of Us
Author(s): Rob Ewing
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last of Us
Author(s): Rob Ewing
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last of Us
Author(s): Rob Ewing
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK