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The Constant Rabbit

The Constant Rabbit


‘Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality’ The Times


England, 2020.

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 . . .


‘A born wordsmith of effervescent imaginationIndependent

‘Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventureTelegraph

Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirkyMail on Sunday on Early Riser

‘True literary comic geniusSunday Express

‘Brilliantly funny . . . His relentless imagination and his affection for his characters are contagious and irresistibleNew York Times
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Humour

On Sale: 2nd July 2020

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781444763713


A born wordsmith of effervescent imagination
Brilliantly funny . . . His relentless imagination and his affection for his characters are contagious and irresistible
New York Times
True literary comic genius
Sunday Express
Forget all the rules of time, space and reality; just sit back and enjoy the adventure
Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky
Mail on Sunday on EARLY RISER
Sheer inventiveness, wit, complexity, erudition, unexpectedness and originality
The Times
Fforde pours his brilliant imagination into every corner of this world
Daily Mail 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
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
Jasper Fforde lunacy at its best
Daily Express on EARLY RISER
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 naïve and kind-hearted Paddington Bear.
SciFi Now
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.
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.
It's huge fun too, with all the inventive wordplay, impeccable worldbuilding and fiendish plotting that Fforde's "Constant Readers" have come to expect.
Jasper Fforde's most chilling and realistic book yet
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.
Financial Times