"The Midwich Cuckoos", the inspiration for the thrilling "Village of the Damned" films, celebrated its 50th year in publication in 2007. Its longevity and enduring popularity are due to John Wyndham's masterful crafting of his highly-acclaimed science-fiction stories. The story takes a listener to one mysterious day in the small English village of Midwich, when a strange barrier appears which when crossed causes people to fall down unconscious. From the sky, a silvery object can also be seen in the centre of the village. The next day, all is back to normal, or so it seems. Months later, all the women of child-bearing age are found to be pregnant, and when the children are born, it is obvious that there is something more than a little different about the children of Midwich...and more than a little terrifying! Jeremy Clyde is the perfect narrator with a reputation for possessing great gravitas on-stage in the theatre, and on-screen on the television.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 144 x 126 x 26 mm
Edition: Abridged edition
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