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Title:The Handmaid's Tale (Bbc Radio Collection)
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Publisher:BBC Radio
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Category:Dystopia, Science fiction, Feminism, Fantasy, Classics, Literature

The Handmaid's Tale (Bbc Radio Collection) by Margaret Atwood

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Handmaid's Tale (Bbc Radio Collection) Set in the not too distant future in a terrifying world where religion is used as a tool of repression and social control The Handmaid s Tale is the story of a young woman Offered recruited for reproductive purposes at a time of plummeting birth rates The gripping narrative switches between her memories of the old world where she was a working mother and the terrifying realities of her life as a state controlled breeding machine a Handmaid A masterpiece of modern literature Margaret Atwood has crafted a powerful unforgettable novel

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