28 November 2018
The Testaments book cover

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood is the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale and is narrated by three female characters.

It’s set 15 years after Offred’s final scene, the moment when the van door slams and readers had no way of knowing what lay ahead.

You can pre-order the book from Waterstones and Amazon.

The inspiration for The Testaments

Talking about the book, Margaret Atwood said:

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’

See Margaret Atwood on tour

Margaret Atwood will be on tour from 10 September 2019, including a live broadcast to cinemas around the world on publication day. UK events include London, Newcastle, Manchester, Oxford and Birmingham. Atwood will also visit Dublin.

Iconic cover design

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10th September 2019, with a double image cover illustrated by Noma Bar and designed by Suzanne Dean at VINTAGE.

 

  • The Testaments

    The Handmaid’s Tale

  • PRE-ORDER THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID’S TALE

    And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

    When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead.

    With The Testaments, the wait is over.

    Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

    ‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.' Margaret Atwood

    'THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR' Guardian

    If you can’t get enough of the award-winning TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, order your copy of The Testaments today.

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