Yes I read this as a child. Horrifying.
Anyone read this. Its come to mind after watching a documentary about the nuclear bomb I was just watching. Remember reading it as a kid and considering its the bod who does The Snowman, its QUITE DEPRESSING.
Summary is: doddery old couple in their house, build makeshift bomb shelter inside as instructed by radio when alerted to Soviet attack. Nearby gets hit by a blast... the rest of the novel is about them doddering about as they usually do, in a very British "we'll make do" fashion but gradually succumbing to radiation poisoning.
I just remember it being something that hits inside (which is rare for me), watching them potter about, making a cup of tea... then the wife figure ends up losing hair, vomiting and bleeding from the gums.
No Aled Jones here.
I'd forgotten all about this - it was quite shocking to read.
Pain is just weakness leaving the body
I've seen the animated film of it as well. The last ten minutes is proper watch through your fingers stuff.
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