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When God Was a Rabbit
by Sarah Winman | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 1/20/2013
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Crowdyke): available


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 02, 2013

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1968. The year Paris takes to the streets. The year Martin Luther King loses his life for a dream. The year Eleanor Maud Portman is born. Young Elly's world is shaped by those who inhabit it: her loving but maddeningly distractible parents; a best friend who smells of chips and knows exotic words like 'slag'; an ageing fop who tapdances his way into her home, a Shirley Bassey impersonator who trails close behind; lastly, of course, a rabbit called God.

In a childhood peppered with moments both ordinary and extraordinary, Elly's one constant is her brother Joe. Twenty years on, Elly and Joe are fully grown and as close as they ever were. Until, that is, one bright morning when a single, earth-shattering event threatens to destroy their bond forever.

Spanning four decades and moving between suburban Essex, the wild coast of Cornwall and the streets of New York, this is a story about childhood, eccentricity, the darker side of love and sex, the pull and power of family ties, loss and life. More than anything, it's a story about love in all its forms. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/27/2013 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:


To be released onto the buffet table at the BCUK Unconvention. If it's not picked up by a bookcrosser it will be released into the wild when we undertake our release walk......wherever you found it please let us know it's safe with you :o)




Released as part of the "YOU'RE SUCH AN ANIMAL" Challenge (#26)&
the SEPTEMBER SAPPHIRE Challenge (#40) 


Journal Entry 3 by tree-hugger at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 28, 2013

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I've been meaning to read this for ages, so I was very pleased to get my hands on a copy at the bookcrossing convention yesterday, thanks Plum-crazy! 


Journal Entry 4 by tree-hugger at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 12, 2013

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I didn't really like this as much as I expected to, I'm afraid. I liked the style of the writing, which seemed sort of dreamy, and I liked seeing the relationships panning out over the years. But the amount of plot was just ludicrous. It felt like the author wanted to explore ordinary human relationships but didn't trust that the book was interesting enough so kept throwing more and more huge life-changing events into the mix. It could have been great if less happened, in my opinion. Thanks for passing it on though Plum-crazy, I'm glad I read it. 


Journal Entry 5 by tree-hugger at The Graduate in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 24, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (2/25/2014 UTC) at The Graduate in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I'll be taking this book to the York bookcrossers meetup in The Graduate pub. If it's not taken by any of the other bookcrossers on the night it'll be left on the bookswap shelf in the pub for anyone to take.

If you've picked this book up and you're new to bookcrossing, welcome! Thanks for visiting the website. I'd love to hear your comments on this book, if you want to add them to this page. You can remain anonymous, but if you choose to register you'll get emails so you can track the progress of this book whenever it moves on from one reader to another. 


Journal Entry 6 by davidbreslin101 at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Picked up on 25 February at the York Bookcrossing Meetup, The Graduate, Lendal, York. 


Journal Entry 7 by davidbreslin101 at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (2/24/2015 UTC) at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Stuck to the shelf unread for too long, so I'm releasing this at the York meetup. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Whilst having a drink with some friends at Brigantes I browsed the Bookcrossing shelf and picked up a couple of books, this being one of them.  


Journal Entry 9 by Dorothyredboots at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 11, 2016

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It has taken me a while to get to this (so many books, so little time), but I have now finished it. Hmmmmm, I enjoyed the first third of this book and it seemed to be chugging along quite nicely but I then stalled in the middle and lost interest and the book languished on the table for a couple of weeks. I decided to press on with it as I had really got too far on to abandon and found myself enjoying the last third of the book. I quite liked the backdrop of real events and the characters are quite good. It does feel a bit as if the author has thrown everything bar the kitchen sink at it in terms of the plot, and the overall feel was slightly on the sentimental side for my taste but overall quite a nice read. Will wild release this next time I'm out and about somewhere interesting, I'm visiting Norfolk in a few weeks so I might take this out of Yorkshire. 


Journal Entry 10 by Dorothyredboots at Bowes Museum Cafe in Barnard Castle, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (4/6/2016 UTC) at Bowes Museum Cafe in Barnard Castle, County Durham United Kingdom

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Left in the leaflet racks in the passageway leading to the cafe. 


Journal Entry 11 by Crowdyke at Barnard Castle, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, May 02, 2016

8 out of 10

Very open, easy style of writing.

Too much happens to the character and her family/friends. If it can be imagined - it is in the book. However, so what?!

Enjoyed the journey. Finished the book. Do not tend to finish books that I am not enjoying. Would I recommend the book? -Yes.

I am going to release this book in the foyer of The Light Cinema, New Brighton, Wallasey, Merseyside today. Monday 2nd May 2016 http://newbrighton.lightcinemas.co.uk/info/map 


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