The GuardiansJohn Christopher
science fiction, young adult
In the divided England of the distant future, a recently-orphaned boy flees the sprawling area known as the Conurb for the serene world of the County where the people seem to live a simpler existence.
Christoper Samuel Youd, a.k.a. John Christopher (1922-2012), was a British science fiction author. He is best known for The Tripods trilogy.