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Jasper Fforde on rabbits, racism and writing fiction ‘to slightly improve a flawed world’

Author grapples with big issues in The Constant Rabbit, a bonkers story with a dark undercurrent – and plenty of Rickrolling

What would the UK look like if, 55 years ago, a mysterious event caused rabbits to become human-sized, intelligent and adopt the fashions of Beatrix Potter books?

  • Elizabeth Flux
  • The Guardian

For Jasper Fforde, that world doesn’t look too different from the one we’re in now.

Sure, there are a few changes – classic novels have been translated into “rabbity” and military recruit rabbits get hazed by finding carrots and copies of Watership Down in their…

If this all sounds a…

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