Published in the UK on the 2nd July 2020.
England, 2022. There are 1.2 million human-sized rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk, drive cars and like to read Voltaire, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphising Event fifty-five years before.
A family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cosy little village in Middle England 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, citing their propensity to burrow, breed, and shameless levels of veganism. But Mrs Constance Rabbit is made of sterner stuff, and her and her family decide they are to stay. Unusually, their neighbours, long-time residents Peter Knox and his daughter Pippa decide to stand with them - and soon discover 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.
Updated Feb 19th 2020