The Constant Rabbit: The Sunday Times bestseller

The Constant Rabbit: The Sunday Times bestseller

Jasper Fforde

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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR

'The Constant Rabbit is Jasper Fforde's most chilling and realistic book yet'
Guardian

'You won't read anything quite like this in 2020 - or beyond that too'
CultureFly ***

England, 2020. There are 1.2 million human-sized rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk and drive cars, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphising Event fifty-five years ago.

And a family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cosy little village where life revolves around summer fetes, jam-making, gossipy corner stores, and the oh-so-important Best Kept Village awards. No sooner have the rabbits arrived than the villagers decide they must depart. But Mrs Constance Rabbit is made of sterner stuff, and her family are behind her.

Unusually, so are their neighbours, long-time residents Peter Knox and his daughter Pippa, who soon find that you can be a friend to rabbits or humans, but not both. With a blossoming romance, acute cultural differences, enforced rehoming to a MegaWarren in Wales, and the full power of the ruling United Kingdom Anti Rabbit Party against them, Peter and Pippa are about to question everything they'd ever thought about their friends, their nation, and their species. It'll take a rabbit to teach a human humanity . . .

PRAISE FOR JASPER FFORDE

'Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality' The Times'Is there anyone who can write satire quite like Fforde?.  . An astonishingly well-crafted work of social and political satire.'
Kirkus

'Fforde presents a milquetoast cog in an absurdly bureaucratic wheel, this time cleverly skewering Brexit, conservative politics, and white supremacy in this surprisingly uplifting tale of one man doing his best, even if it is the bare minimum.'
Booklist

'The Constant Rabbit is designed to shake readers out of that complacency: to recognise that merely holding liberal values is not enough to prevent the quickening advance of racism and xenophobia in this country. One must act.'
Financial Times

'A serious minded comedy'
Mail on Sunday

 


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