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Bertagna, Julie

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1962-    ) Scottish author who has concentrated until recently on books for younger children; her Young Adult sf Exodus sequence comprising Exodus (2002), Zenith (2007) and Aurora (2011), is a tale of global warming (see Climate Change) beginning in 2099, continuing into the early twenty-second century and skipping forward to 2116 in the third volume. The ocean rises sufficiently to force the evacuation of a small Scottish island; led by a young girl, the islanders examine several other communities (en passant Glasgow too is drowned) searching for a place they can call home. [JC]

Julie Bertagna

born Ayrshire, Scotland: 1962




  • Exodus (London: Young Picador, 2002) [Exodus: hb/]
  • Zenith (London: Young Picador, 2007) [Exodus: hb/]
  • Aurora (London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2011) [Exodus: hb/]

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