The Blue Book of Nebo (signed bookplate)


By Manon Steffan Ros | Cover design by Becka Moor
Published 6th January 2022 | ISBN 9781913102784

Dylan was six when The End came, back in 2018; when the electricity went off for good, and the ‘normal’ 21st-century world he knew disappeared. Now he’s 14 and he and his mam have survived in their isolated hilltop house above the village of Nebo in north-west Wales, learning new skills, and returning to old ways of living. Despite their close understanding, the relationship between mother and son changes subtly as Dylan must take on adult responsibilities. And they each have their own secrets, which emerge as, in turn, they jot down their thoughts and memories win a found notebook – the Blue Book of Nebo.


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Praise for the book

‘A tender, tragic post-apocalyptic story, told with great simplicity and power.’ The Guardian

‘A thoroughly thought-provoking and enjoyable read, the folklore elements combine to provide a rich tale that’s perfect for both YA and adult readers.’ Buzz Magazine

‘This is a gentle, yet powerful read about how we live and what we pay attention to.’ Irish Times

‘A spare and intimate story of a family surviving a near-future global apocalypse .. In a time rife with and ripe for stories of the end, this one stands out.’  Publishers Weekly

‘A curiously sweet-tempered novel that finds the upside of global catastrophe.’ Kirkus Review

‘An uplifting and thoroughly heart-warming take on the post-apocalyptic novel, this has all the markers of a modern classic.’ – Lauren James

‘An unforgettable story about survival – the survival of a language, a culture, and all of humanity.’ – Francesca Rhydderch

‘As insightful as it is honest.’ – Mat Tobin

‘Simply wonderful. Beautifully conceived, written and observed. A story infused with warning and sober hope.’ – Nicola Davies

‘Captivating. Raw. Memorable. Heartwarming.’ Jo Bowers

‘This is storytelling at its most lean, at its fittest, at its very best.’ Gary Raymond

‘A profound and deeply affecting novella.’ Simon Fisher

‘I loved the fragile tender heart of this story.’ Zillah Bethell


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