The Last Family In England (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 05/05/2005
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By the author of Reasons to Stay Alive Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their black Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. Their slogans are 'Dogs for Dogs, not for Humans' and 'Pleasure not Duty'. Mentored by an elderly Labrador called Henry, Prince takes his responsibilities seriously, and as things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry - marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide - his responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him. And down in the park it's even worse: Henry has disappeared; Falstaff the Springer Spaniel wants to lead Prince astray; Joyce the Irish wolfhound has been murdered. In the end Prince is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099468455
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Normally, if a book makes me sad I chuck it immediately. But this book is so brilliant, I broke my own rule" -- Julie Burchill
"A comic tour de force... A desperately sad view from underneath as a family falls apart" * The Times *
"A winner from page one... A subtle, dog's-eye view of the frailty of human relationships, it is perceptive, enchanting and destined to be this summer's must read" * Mail on Sunday *
"An enchanting, albeit at times disturbing, journey into the heart of family... A remarkable book, and a brilliantly entertaining read" * Big Issue *
"It sounds kooky, but Haig pulls it off stylishly and unsentimentally" * Observer *

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“5/5”

I enjoyed reading this novel through the perspective of the family dog called Prince. Prince brings you into life of the family and he shows the troubles they have while their family life unravels and falls apart. I... More

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“Lots of Pupper love for Matt Haig!”

Matt Haig has solidified himself among my go-to authors, especially when I need a dose of the profound, of something that affirms life without forgetting to validate its struggles.

There aren’t really any books so... More

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“Well it was kind of alright.”

I liked the fact that it was the first novel I ever read that had a dog on the job of narration. I managed to suspend my disbelief and was drawn into the plot, but at the end, did it say and do anything new? No. But... More

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