The Carhullan Army

The Carhullan Army

Book - 2007
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The world has changed. War rages in South America and China, and Britain - now entirely dependent on the US for food and energy - is run by an omnipresent dictatorship known simply as The Authority. Assets and weapons have been seized, every movement is monitored and women are compulsorily fitted with contraceptive devices.This is Sister's story of her attempt to escape the repressive regime. From the confines of her Lancaster prison cell she tells of her such for The Carhullan Army, a quasi-mythical commune of 'unofficial' women rumoured to be living in a remote part of Cumbria.
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2007.
ISBN: 9780571238590
Branch Call Number: HALL
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Daughters of the north


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Nov 17, 2016

In this novel, set in the near future, the state has disintegrated and the impact of climate change has arrived. It seems prescient...

Apr 09, 2016

Suspenseful mystery and observant tale of people's motivations. Author builds disaster and mystery. Great use of language. I needed my dictionary for the dazzling adjectives that author uses to describe plants, trees, landscapes, wilderness, floods, moors, tastes etc.

Dec 22, 2014

I enjoyed the writing style & story line of a futurist nature that was easy to imagine. Having been to the area made it seem real. Parts made me squeamish. Farsighted & probable.

Jun 29, 2011

Echoing mistywagner comments on how the book shows the reality of combat. Fans of dystopian fiction MUST give this a read. One of my favourites by far.

May 01, 2011

I enjoyed both the characters and the idea of a female army that took itself seriously. It wasn't about mimicing men, but the realities of combat.

Donna_R Jan 17, 2011

One of the best dystopian novels of recent times - visceral and compelling.

Read the Christchurch City Libraries interview with author Sarah Hall.

Sep 08, 2009

Unique story during a very easy to believe and interesting wartime.

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