The Secret People

The Secret People

Paperback (29 Sep 2016) | English

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Synopsis

'The Sun Bird was beginning to travel fast, close to the edge of the whirlpool. They could look right down into the hollow of spinning water'

While flying over Africa's New Sea, a water project in the heart of the Sahara desert, Mark Sunnet's rocket plane crashes and is sucked through a hole in the desert floor into a strange, cavernous new world.

There, he and his partner Margaret encounter the survivors of an ancient race of underground dwellers whose whole existence is now threatened. Captured and forced to live with other prisoners taken from the surface, the pair know that they must escape before the waters above drown them all . . .

The Secret People, published in 1935, is John Wyndham's first novel.

'Perhaps the best writer of science fiction England has ever produced' Stephen King

About the Publisher

Penguin Books

Penguin Books

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241977019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 154g
Height: 200mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 15mm