When God Was a Rabbit (Paperback)
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When God Was a Rabbit (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 12/05/2011
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Sarah Winman's bestselling, critically-acclaimed debut novel WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT continues to captivate and enchant readers. 1968. The year Paris takes to the streets. The year Martin Luther King loses his life for a dream. The year Eleanor Maud Portman is born. Young Elly's world is shaped by those who inhabit it: her loving but maddeningly distractible parents; a best friend who smells of chips and knows exotic words like 'slag'; an ageing fop who tapdances his way into her home, a Shirley Bassey impersonator who trails close behind; lastly, of course, a rabbit called God. In a childhood peppered with moments both ordinary and extraordinary, Elly's one constant is her brother Joe. Twenty years on, Elly and Joe are fully grown and as close as they ever were. Until, that is, one bright morning when a single, earth-shattering event threatens to destroy their bond forever. Spanning four decades and moving between suburban Essex, the wild coast of Cornwall and the streets of New York, this is a story about childhood, eccentricity, the darker side of love and sex, the pull and power of family ties, loss and life. More than anything, it's a story about love in all its forms.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755379309

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“A true account of life occurrences.”

'When God Was a Rabbit' is a novel about the happenings in Elly's and her brother, Joe's life together and their resulting reactions. Winman writes a story with great truths about life including... More

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28th March 2012
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“Quite a good read”

I enjoyed this immensely at first with the light storytelling revolving around a childhood friend 'Jenny Penny', and her brother's sexuality. Both of which had more hidden depths. However, I did not... More

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9th May 2012
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“Loved it, would definitely recommend!”

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