Everyone thought, when the alarm bell rang, that it was just another fire practice.
But the first bombs had fallen on Hamburg and Leningrad, the headmaster said, and a full-scale nuclear attack was imminent...It's a real-life nightmare.
Sarah and her family have to stay cooped up in the tightly-sealed kitchen for days on end, dreading the inevitable radioactive fall-out and the subsequent slow, torturous death, which seems almost preferable to surviving in a grey, dead world, choked by dust.
But then, from out of the dust and the ruins and the desolation, comes new life, a new future, and a whole brave new world...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 07/02/2002
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780099433422