Fathers and friends, brothers and sisters, neighbours, lovers and mothers; so many objects and forms of love and Elly Maud has to learn about them all. There is Love, and there is being in love, and then there is God.
We meet Elly as a four year-old girl, who gives a humorous, straight-faced and candid view of life as a child growing up. She hears but does not always understand. We are faced with ourselves as a child, in the words on the pages – a naive outlook that one can appreciate.
Through her learning curve of youth, Elly turns to God to help her cope.
God is a rabbit.
…quick paced and compelling…
Winman juxtaposes the complexity of life and love in particular against the simplicity of childhood through the events that Elly experiences, with an astute use of language.
This inquisitive and quirky read successfully combines the juvenile with the mature. It’s quick paced and compelling because of the impressions and deftness highlighted through the simplicity of youth.
One cannot help but be intrigued by the thoughts of a loveable and memorable character: Eleanor Maud and her pet ‘God’.
When God was a Rabbit is published by Headline and is available for £12.99
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