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The Constant Rabbit: The Sunday Times bestseller

Jasper Fforde

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fantasy, Humour

Jasper Fforde's Sunday Times bestselling new fantastical satire: what happens when a family of human-sized, human-like rabbits moves in next door?

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR. THE MOST ORIGINAL BOOK OF 2021

'Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality' The Times

***

The village of Much Hemlock has always been a right-wing stronghold. British. Solid. Traditional.

Then they move in. They're different from everyone else: they have a weird religion, an aggressive vegan agenda, and too many children. They may seem quiet and peace-loving, but who knows where it could lead?
They are a family of human-sized rabbits, the result of an inexplicable anthropomorphising event half a century before.

With a mass rehoming to Wales for 1.2 million rabbits looming, long-term resident Peter Knox is drawn from his customary spot on the fence and must choose his corner: a cosy job-for-life at the Rabbit Compliant Taskforce, or stand with the rabbits - and weather the full brunt of human savagery.

It'll take a rabbit to teach a human humanity . . .

PRAISE FOR JASPER FFORDE

'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

'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

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Praise for The Constant Rabbit: The Sunday Times bestseller

  • A serious minded comedy - Mail on Sunday

  • A political satire cloaked in Fforde's trademark bizarre whimsy, the novel reads like a crazed cross between Watership Down and Nineteen Eighty-Four. - Guardian

  • Fforde's engaging writing has created a story that is a clever blend of the biting allegorical satire we expect from Orwell's greatest hits and the good-natured adventures of Michael Bond's naive and kind-hearted Paddington Bear. - SciFi Now

  • Jasper Fforde's most chilling and realistic book yet - Guardian

  • It's huge fun too, with all the inventive wordplay, impeccable worldbuilding and fiendish plotting that Fforde's "Constant Readers" have come to expect. - SFX

  • Fuelled by Fforde's trademark wit, imagination and brilliantly bizarre world-building... You won't read anything quite like this in 2020 - or beyond that too. - CultureFly

  • A born wordsmith of effervescent imagination - Independent

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Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Times bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001. Since then he has written another fifteen novels, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller One of our Thursdays is Missing, and the Last Dragonslayer series, adapted for television by Sky.

Fforde lives and works in his adopted nation of Wales.


Visit Jasper's website, www.jasperfforde.com, find him on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jasperffordebooks, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jasperfforde.

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