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ISBN 10: 0553117661 ISBN 13: 9780553117660. Publisher: Bantam Books, 1978. Shipping: FREE Within . Destination, rates & speeds.

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Yes, you've guessed it, the authorities dally over evacuation plans.

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Richard Doyle (10 January 1948 – 22 June 2017) was a British author of thriller novels. Doyle was born in Saint Saviour, Guernsey, and on his third birthday was presented at the court of Emperor Haile Selassie. He lived variously in Tripoli, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Kenya, Morocco, Libya, Beirut, Barbados, Antigua, France, Greece, Ireland, and the United States. Home for several years was a plantation house in the West Indies, then on Cape Ann, followed by a fortified bastide in Gascony.

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I'm rating this book highly for research but it's extremely depressing.
This was written about London before the Thames Barrier was completed, a chain of barriers across the Thames south of Greenwich which can be raised to halt an inrush of the North Sea during storms. At the time, the barrier work was under way but huge difficulties had slowed the construction over years, with the silty water called blackwater by the divers because nothing at all can be seen, the then-powerful unions holding the city to ransom and the city officials reluctant to overspend budgets on something not immediately needed and visibly helpful. Of course, the storyline demands a storm surge.

We see that the progress of the storm and surge down the North Sea has to be carefully monitored with watch points along the east coast. Alerts had proved their worth in the past but the storm had always shifted; due to a political visit the politicians are reluctant to issue a city-wide alert and call off ceremonies. One determinedly climbing politician in particular is the human face of the antagonism and inertia. The manager of the flood defence team is stalled from sounding an alert until it is too late to do anything very useful.

We also see that preparations had been established in the previous years but no drills had been held; residents in at-risk areas were unaware of the many related dangers and industry was poorly able to act appropriately in time. Industry like power generating stations, flammable oil storage (the word inflammable is used though engineers at this time used flammable or not flammable) and public transport like the Underground. Oh, also hospitals. The schools were best prepared as they would have systems in place to send children home for many reasons. Much of the city is a natural flood plain and many areas are below sea level.

As this is a disaster story, it's giving nothing away when I warn you not to get too attached to any character. We follow a series of people through dangers. This is really, really depressing. What would have been very useful was a map. Even a map of the Tube lines.

What I also found deeply depressing was that at the time, every job of any importance was held by a man. A few women are shown, one social worker, one doctor, others wives. There is the Queen, gawd bless 'er, but we don't get to see her and she is clearly an irrelevant figurehead unable to exert influence to aid her people. The Whitehall mandarins are removed to a base at Cheltenham when a flood looks imminent, so that's okay then.

Once the Barrier was in place, industry and banking were free to shift from the City and Fleet Street areas to Wapping and Docklands at the top of the Isle of Dogs. So really, the lack of the Barrier was holding back development of the city. At the time it was built, the Barrier was expected to be in raised use a few times at year. At present, with sea level rise, it is raised about once a week. And it will need to be built higher, as the sea threatens to overtop it; in 2016 we have seen flooding at Greenwich because the barrier was raised to keep out a high tide but the river backed up behind it. River protection will still be needed.
. . . London flooded? This exciting disaster novel, written in 1976 before the Thames Barrier was built, explores what could happen! Flood co-ordinator Derek Thompson tries to warn the authorities and the public after hearing reports of freak tides and storms in the North Sea, but do they listen? Yes, you've guessed it, the authorities dally over evacuation plans. And to top it all, the US President is due to pay London a visit and Thompson's wife becomes trapped in the Underground as the floods strike in cataclysmic fashion. A barge strikes a hospital, a power station explodes and industrial areas burn out of control threatening people trapped in high-rise housing. Who will live and who will die? A shame this was not made into a movie! Although us UK readers no longer have to fear such a disaster taking place because of the barrier, this novel is still worth reading for excitement and spectacle value.
Deluge (U) download epub
Author: Richard Doyle
ISBN: 0708904572
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Ulverscroft; Large Print edition (May 1, 1980)
Pages: 497 pages