The Constant Rabbit (Hardback)Jasper Fforde (author)
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Another characteristically eccentric concept breaks free from the wildly inventive mind of Jasper Fforde as a bizarre tale of human-rabbit coexistence masks a prescient and clever allegory about belonging and identity. Packed full of the author’s trademark linguistic flair and delicious humour, The Constant Rabbit is a constant source of wonder.
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
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
Praise for Jasper Fforde:
'Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky' - The Mail on Sunday on Early Riser
'Unique blend of comic dystopia and quirky British cosiness' - The Guardian on Early Riser
'No summaries can do justice to [Fforde's] sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality' - The Times
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