'THE HUNGER GAMES meets the London riots on board Noah's Ark' THE TIMES Includes reading group notes and a fascinating glimpse into Lalla's childhood in the short story prequel 'The Time Being'.
Welcome to London, but not as you know it. Oxford Street burned for three weeks; Regent's Park has been bombed; the British Museum is occupied by those with nowhere else to go.
Lalla has grown up sheltered from the chaos, but now she's sixteen, her father decides it's time to use their escape route - a ship big enough to save five hundred people. Once on board, as day follows identical day, Lalla's unease grows. Where are they going? What does her father really want? What is the price of salvation?
Addictive - ELLE
As engrossing as it is chilling, this potent first novel fuses an apocalyptic coming-of-age story with a fierce interrogation of what it means to be truly alive - DAILY MAIL
The Ship is tense, engaging and emotionally charged: I devoured this novel
A beautiful futuristic fable with huge power to haunt and disturb
This original and high-concept coming-of-age adventure brilliantly evokes a claustrophobic future world, while its passionate young heroine fights her way to an unexpected and satisfying ending.
Antonia Honeywell studied English at Manchester University and worked at the Natural History and Victoria and Albert Museums in London, running creative writing workshops and education programmes for children, before training as a teacher. During her ten years teaching English, drama and film studies, she wrote a musical, and a play which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival. She has four young children and lives in Buckinghamshire. The Ship is her first novel.