About the book:
Self-important and more or less friendless, retired teacher Edgar Hopkins lives for the thrill of winning poultry prizes. But his narrow world is shattered when he discovers that the moon is about to come crashing to the earth, with probably apocalyptic consequences. The manuscript he leaves behind will be a testament - to his growing humanity and to how one English village prepared for the end of the world...
Written in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, R. C. Sherriff's tragicomic novel is a classic work of science fiction, an elegy for a lost way of life, and a powerful warning from the past.