The Break
A Novel by Sean Gabb

The Hampden Press, London, $5.99/£3.59
Ebook Publication Date: 2nd June 2014
ISBN: 9781310247996

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No one knows what caused The Break eleven months ago, but there's no sign of its end.

England is settling into its new future as a reindustrialising concentration camp. The rest of the world is watching… waiting... curious...

It’s Wednesday the 7th March 2018 – in the mainland UK. Everywhere else, it’s some time in June 1065.

Jennifer thinks her family survived The Hunger because of their smuggling business – tampons and paracetamol to France, silver back to England. Little does she know what game her father was really playing, as she recrosses the Channel from an impromptu mission of her own. Little can she know how her life has already been torn apart.

Who has taken Jennifer’s parents? Where are they? What is the Home Secretary up to with the Americans? Why is she so desperate to lay hands on Michael? Will Jesus Christ return to Earth above Oxford Circus? When will the “Doomsday Project” go live?

Can the Byzantine Empire and the Catholic Church take on the British State, and win?

All will be answered – if Jennifer can stay alive in a post-apocalyptic London terrorised by hunger, by thugs in uniform, and by motorbike gangs of Islamic suicide bombers. 

From Reviews of Other Books by Sean Gabb

"Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational."
(Daily Telegraph)

"He knows how to deliver a fast-paced story and his grasp of the period is impressively detailed."
(Mail on Sunday)

"A rollicking and raunchy read . . . Anyone who enjoys their history with large dollops of action, sex, intrigue
and, above all, fun will absolutely love this novel."
(Historical Novels)

"It would be hard to over-praise this extraordinary series, a near-perfect blend of historical detail and atmosphere
with the plot of a conspiracy thriller, vivid characters, high philosophy and vulgar comedy."
(Matt Coward, The Morning Star)

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