The Children of Men by P.D. James

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The Children Of Men is unlike any other book by P.D.James I have ever read.  It was an excellent choice for my book group. Another of her books, Shroud for a Nightingale is reviewed on this site too, at…e-by-p-d-james. The author, Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL is more usually known as P. D. James.  She is an English crime writer and a life peer in the British House of Lords.

The Children of Men is a dystopian novel  that was published in 1992. It is set in England in 2021 and centres on the results of mass infertility.  The film, Children of Men starring Clive Owen is a 2006 dystopian science fiction film co-written, co-edited and directed by Alfonso Cuarón was based loosely on this novel.   clive

In this novel the near future is dystopic and humanity is facing extinction.  It suddenly became infertile in 1995…

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