The Last Family in England

The Last Family in England by Matt Haig 009946845X 9780099468455
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An original and fun first novel destined for cult success.  Meet the Hunters: Adam, a teacher, his wife Kate, and their teenage         children Hal and Charlotte. But it is Prince, the familys black Labrador, who is the narrator and protagonist of this tale.         An earnest young dog, Prince strives hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact: Duty Over All  that duty being to         serve and protect their Family at any cost. Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. (Their slogans are Dogs         for Dogs, not for Humans and Pleasure not Duty.) Prince takes his responsibilities seriously, but as things begin to go awry         in the Hunter family, they threaten to overwhelm him. It all starts when a new couple moves into the house overlooking the         park. Soon Adam is besotted with Emily, while her husband Simon seems to have played a significant part in Kates past. Young         Hal is tripping on acid with his rowdy friends, while Charlotte is having boyfriend problems and tries to end it all with         an overdose. And down in the park, its even worse: Henry the elderly Lab has disappeared; Emilys dog Falstaff wants to lead         Prince astray; has Lear the Rottweiler killed Joyce the Irish Wolfhound? In the end, Prince is forced to break the Labrador         Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.  The Last Family in Englandis funny, sad, quirky and  incidentally  a clever         reworking ofHenry IV Part II.      

Author: Matt Haig

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: Vintage Books

Publication Date: 2005-06-06

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