The Constant Rabbit
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
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
READERS LOVE THE CONSTANT RABBIT
‘This is Jasper Fforde at his absolute best. Clever, thought-provoking and relevant, whilst maintaining the absurdity that we have come to love Fforde for’ 5*
‘A real classic – the sort of book that will be read in fifty or a hundred years’ time’ 5*
‘[Jasper Fforde’s] ability to take something relatively normal and turn it on it’s head is sublime, ridiculous and so enjoyable! Quirky, funny, satirical tale with pertinent reflections on current times.’ 5*
‘This book couldn’t have come at a better time. Frighteningly poignant given the state of world. It’s a truly wonderful piece of work that belongs right up there with Orwell.’ 5*
‘This is Jasper Fforde at his finest. A witty, thought provoking read that makes you sit up and take note of all the things going on around you. Love this author, was already a fan, but now even more so.’ 5*
‘I knew within minutes of starting the opening chapter that this was Fforde at the top of his game.’ 5*
Jasper Fforde lunacy at its best * Daily Express on EARLY RISER * Fans of Jasper Fforde's unique blend of comic dystopia and quirky British cosiness will not be disappointed * Guardian on EARLY RISER * Fforde pours his brilliant imagination into every corner of this world * Daily Mail on EARLY RISER * Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky * Mail on Sunday on EARLY RISER * Reading a Fforde novel feels like taking off on a magic carpet, only to be picked up by another and another and taken on new flights of fantasy . . . you just sit back and enjoy the ride * Scotsman * True literary comic genius * Sunday Express * Brilliantly funny . . . His relentless imagination and his affection for his characters are contagious and irresistible * New York Times * Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure * Telegraph * A born wordsmith of effervescent imagination * Independent * Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality * The Times *
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