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The Last of Us

(2016)
A novel by

 
Selected for the QI Book of the Year Award, 2016

'Gripping and utterly believable' IAN RANKIN, Guardian Books of the Year

'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, the author
of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP

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 only last 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 novel of aftershock, courage and survival.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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 UK   

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

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

Kindle Editions

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


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