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The Hopkins Manuscript

(The Cataclysm)
A novel by

The funny and moving story of the apocalypse - as seen from one small village in England

'I loved this book, by turns funny and tragic ... It moves between abject despair and good old-fashioned British stoicism with ease. Magical' Jeff Noon, Spectator, Books of the Year 2018

Retired teacher Edgar Hopkins lives for the thrill of winning poultry prizes. But his narrow world is shattered when he learns that the moon is about to come crashing into the earth, with apocalyptic consequences. The manuscript he leaves behind will be a testament - to his growing humanity and to how one English village tried to survive the end of the world...

Written in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, R. C. Sherriff's tragicomic novel is a masterly work of science fiction, and a powerful warning from the past.

'Spectacular, skilled and moving. It is supremely and alarmingly relevant' Fay Weldon

'Intensely readable and touching' Sunday Telegraph

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for R C Sherriff's The Hopkins Manuscript

Hardback Editions

1968 : UK Hardback

Title: Hopkins Manuscript (Portway Reprints)
Author(s): R C Sherriff
ISBN: 0-85594-315-7 / 978-0-85594-315-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: C Chivers
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Hopkins Manuscript (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): R C Sherriff
ISBN: 0-241-34907-9 / 978-0-241-34907-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 2005 : UK Paperback

Title: The Hopkins Manuscript
Author(s): RC Sherriff
ISBN: 1-903155-48-7 / 978-1-903155-48-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Persephone Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Hopkins Manuscript (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): R C Sherriff
Publisher: Penguin
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