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Summary

In a world prone to violent flooding, Britain, ravaged 20 years earlier by a deadly virus, has been largely cut off. Survivors are few and far between, most of them infertile. Children are a rare commodity.

For 22-year-old Roza Polanski, life with her family in their isolated tower block is relatively comfortable. But when a stranger called Aashay Kent arrives, everything changes. Roza can't shake the feeling that there's more to Aashay than he's letting on. Is there more to life beyond their isolated bubble?

©2016 Clare Morrall (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"I was enchanted from the very first page. The author's descriptions of war-torn Exeter are so vivid, I felt I was there." ( Good Housekeeping)
"Morrall writes with poise and delicacy." ( The Sunday Times)

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Good book, if a little odd!

What could Clare Morrall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less nurseary rhymes

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scenes on the road to the fair

Do you think When the Floods Came needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, the story reached a conclusion

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audio book lover

narrator fantastic. loved the story, doesn't require to much imagination to see it happening in the future.
ending lame and disappointing

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An pleasant and engaging story

It’s rare to find a story that can be read by all ages but still be engaging and enjoyable, particularly a post-apocalyptic sci-fi genre book. It’s well written and well narrated, just enough tension and mystery to keep the story going but not over the top or illogical to the rest of the story.
Would have given 5 stars but felt the ending was a little rushed and a few aspects of the story needed a little more detail, this could have easily been spread over 2 books to elaborate on the details of certain character’s motives and a tad more context to certain elements.