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When God Was A Rabbit

bySarah Winman

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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Sarah Winman's bestselling, critically-acclaimed debut novel WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT continues to captivate and enchant readers.

The Sunday Times bestseller

This is a book about a brother and sister.

It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between.

More than anything,
it's a book about love in all its forms.

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. She has written three novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS and TIN MAN.
Title:When God Was A RabbitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:15 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:HeadlineLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0755379306

ISBN - 13:9780755379309


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely read.. Really growing to love Sarah Winman's style of writing! Although quirkier than my normal choices...each book is unique to itself and thought provoking!! A lovely writer!
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I really tried to like it I really tried but it didn't work for me. I must have missed something because I really did not enjoy anything about the book except the title.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a fan I despised this book. It made me angry and is the only book I have ever thrown out of anger. I was reading it for a book club, but did not finish it.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fascinating but sad fascinating but sad. very realistic.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slightly Disappointed I was really excited to read this book, but I found it fell short of my expectations. The characters and story plot were very disjointed and I was left confused by the end of it. It was okay for a one time read but I probably won't pick it up or reach for it again.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I was very excited to read this book and was quite captivated at the beginning. As the book goes on, I have trouble staying interested. Felt a little long. I stayed with it however to find out the end. Story-line a little windy.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was OK I had really high hopes for this book, but it didn't really live up to my expectations. I enjoyed the first part of the book, but less as the story went on. I didn't find there was a clear story line, and so it dragged on. I also didn't feel particularly connected to any of the characters. I struggled a bit to finish the book. On the plus side, it did make me laugh a few times (particularly when Eleanor Maude's friend dresses up as an octopus when the class is performing a stage-play rendition of Noah's Ark).
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a favourite. I read the author's book A Year of Marvellous Ways before reading this book, and I enjoyed it much more. Second time round, this author had much more success developing rich characters and a very engaging plot that kept me wondering what would happen next. When God was a Rabbit, was disjointed and not pleasing to me.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quirky and fun I bought this book on a whim a few years ago, and I really enjoyed it. The plot is very quirky and fun, and it's a great coming of age story.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a story! A great addition to your library.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Such a lovely book to read. I really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it AMAZING read! a real book you wont be able to put down
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear-jerking doesn't cut it I love this author--she brings back the true art of story-telling and this tale of a family spanning four decades (focused mostly on Elly and her brother Joe, and their friends Charlie and Jenny) is no exception. They are a family with their ups and downs, loves and losses, but there are mysteries to all of them that run through this novel from start to finish, and each quirky character--from the lesbian actress aunt to Arthur, who had the prediction of his death timed down to the minute--burrows into your heart and mind until you're part of them. This is a family story, plain and simple, but so marvellous and elegant you can't stop turning the pages to find out who is hiding what, what is going to happen, crying both happy and sad tears. I had to put this down a few times simply because I couldn't stop crying! The author's voice and descriptions, particularly of historical events, are raw and cutting but add incredible depth and realism to the story. If you liked A Year of Marvellous Ways this will be different, but no less incredible!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful read One to re-read again and again
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read An entertaining coming of age story with an emotional rollercoaster to boot! Well worth a read.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book I bought this book on a whim and I loved every part of it! I have recommended it to all of my friends and I've never heard any negative feedback. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When God Was a Rabbit This was a beautifully written book about the things that bind us to those we love--the ropes that moor us and lead us back from the loneliness of being lost at sea. Central to this story is the relationship between a girl and her older brother. Our siblings are the ones who know us best, the ones who bare witness to the events that shape us into the people we become. The hold the vital pieces, the borders, to the puzzle of who we are.
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great meaningful read. I am so so in love with this story. I loved all of the characters and how the author let us in on the mind of this young girl and then later on in her years as an adult. I feel a deep connection to this book and can relate to in on some levels. It was written very beautifully.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mrs Excellant! Well written. I laughed out loud and cried at times. I would highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good story, good characters. A bit predictable but well put together. Peaked my interest to see how it ended. It kept me interested until the end. A fast read and a Good storey for book club.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good story, good characters. Such an amazing book! You connected with the characters so easily and it leaves anticipating what will happen next, what secrets will be revealed, what hilarious situations will she get herself into next. It's such honest, believable writing. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-02-17

Editorial Reviews

'Gloriously offbeat... Winman's narrative voice is beautifully true, with a child's unsentimental clarity. A superb debut'-The Times