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Imagine that a few years from now England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island. Zoe, left behind in the confusion when her parents escaped, survives there as best she can. Alone and desperate among marauding gangs, she manages to dig a derelict boat out of the mud and gets away to Eels Island. But Eels Island, whose raggle-taggle inhabitants are dominated by the strange boy Dooby, is full of danger too. The belief that she will one day find her parents spurs Zoe on to a dramatic escape in a story of courage and determination that leads to an unexpected and touching conclusion. FLOODLAND has a powerful and emotive theme, handled with warmth and humanity by a new writer whose work shows rare distinction.show more

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  • 9+
  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 139 x 17mm | 127g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • 075284587X
  • 9780752845876

About Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick is sales manager for Ragged Bears. This is his first book and he is working on a second. He is also a stone carver and a wood engraver and has done his own beautiful engravings for FLOODLAND. Amanda Root has an extensive history in theatre, television and films. She attended the elite Webber Douglas drama school and was a leading member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 5 years from 1987. Amanda's most recent appearance on British TV was in 1999 in Big Cat for the BBC in which she played the part of Alice, a working class girl from an area of London with which she is familiar being a Lewisham girl herself.show more