When God was a Rabbit

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What to expect

An incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new literary voice.

WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is a mesmerising portrait of childhood and growing up; the loss of innocence, eccentricity and familial bonds. Stripped down to its bare bones, it’s the story the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.

Critics Review

  • ‘At times laugh-out-loud funny, at others gut-wrenchingly sad, the book is peppered with unique and complex characters who are so original, well-observed and believable that you’ll be completely absorbed into their world’

    Easy Living
  • ‘A story of siblings, friendship, secrets and love, told with sadness and humour’

    Marie Claire
  • ‘A genuinely captivating read’

  • ‘In the way that David Nicholls’ ONE DAY follows two people through their lives, this traces a family story over four decades in the most unexpected way’

    Red Magazine
  • ‘Mesmerising’

    Good Housekeeping
  • ‘It’s rare to find a novel you’re recommending to friends, family and colleagues by page 60 but When God Was A Rabbit is just that kind of book… it’s funny (embarrassingly so on public transport), recognizably true and heart-breaking in equal measure… A truly great book to lose yourself in; prepare to bore everyone else around you by telling them just how much they need to read it’


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