The Children of Men - Book One, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Book One, Chapter 11 Summary

Theo arranges a meeting with Xan. Xan sends a car and driver, despite Theo preferring to drive to London himself. When the car arrives Theo, is disappointed the driver is not his old driver, George. He finds out that George died in a car accident. Theo is suspicious, but thinks it better to say nothing.

On the way, Theo contemplates his time as advisor to Xan. He describes the four members of the Council as: Martin Woolvington, who is in charge of Industry and Production; Harriet Marwood, who is in charge of Health, Science and Recreation; Felicia Rankin, who is responsible for Home Affairs; and Carl Inglebach, who is the Minister for Justice and State Security. Theo says the delegation of responsibility was more about dividing workload than giving power. The decisions were generally made together in the council...

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