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    The Guardians by John Christopher
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guardians_(novel)

    I remember reading this novel in English class in 1974. Does anyone else remember it?

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    The Guardians is a young adult science fiction novel written by John Christopher, originally published in 1970.

    Set in the year 2052, the novel depicts a future, authoritarian England divided into two distinct societies: the modern, overpopulated "Conurbs" and the aristocratic, rarefied "County"; the former consists of crowded city districts and all-pervasive technology while the latter is made up of manors and rolling countrysides typical of 19th-century England. The novel follows a young Conurban named Rob as he comes to experience life in both worlds, uncovering truths and choosing sides in the process.


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    John Christopher also wrote The Tripods
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods
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    Yes, we were given it to read at school as well, as an introduction to O Level English Literature, before progressing to Dickens, Shaw and Shakespeare.
    The present is a foreign country. They do things differently here.

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      Re: The Guardians by John Christopher

      Can't recall this, but I do remember The Tripods.

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        I was a big JC fan as a teenager. I read a lot of his books. I think I read The Guardians, but I remember almost nothing about it. Not his best work. Is this the one where there is a big fence separating North and South, the protagonist manages to dig a hole and go under it?

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          I think is was made into a TV series in the 1970s.

          PS it isn't what I was thinking of:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gu...28TV_series%29
          Last edited by Richard1978; 27-09-2015, 10:08.
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