When God Was a Rabbit, Sarah Winman (Headline Review) FICTION

I feel a bit sorry for Sarah Winman. The dumbed down spangly cover and jacket blurb make this book appear twee, winsome and girly. To top it off Richard & Judy give it a damp squib of a review - "an utterly charming, warm and loving piece of writing". It is truly none of these things. It is full of gutsy unconventional and totally convincing modern characters. From hippy dippy parents, alternative childhood and experimental youth, through to the aged yet erotic academic Arthur and his friend louche old Ginger this is a story of modern times and lives, of love and grief and happiness and sadness and life and death. Readers will find here a whole lot more than they will be expecting.

Hardback £12.99