"Spud Failure Definite"

Title"Spud Failure Definite"
Year for Search1955
AuthorsPeart, Noel
Secondary TitleA.D. 2500: The Observer Prize Stories 1954
Pagination107-17
Date Published1955
PublisherWilliam Heinemann
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

The failure of the potato crop leads to a new Irish famine. Famines are very common and are relieved by delivering tons of canned mouse meat. Most of the story is about the bureaucratic bungling in response.

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1955 Peart, Noel. “Spud Failure Definite.” A. D. 2500: The Observer Prize Stories 1954 (London: William Heinemann, 1955), 107-17. L, NLS

The failure of the potato crop leads to a new Irish famine. Famines are very common and are relieved by delivering tons of canned mouse meat. Most of the story is about the bureaucratic bungling in response.