All the Little Animals

By Walker Hamilton, Alan Warner

Illustrator: Seb Howell

Format: Paperback

A beguiling, unsettling and ultimately moving modern fable set on the byways of rural Cornwall; a story about running away, the search for acceptance and burying road-kill. A forgotten classic originally published to great acclaim in 1968.

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Freight Books

Freight Books is a new imprint focused on publishing high quality fiction for an English speaking readership. They are committed to publishing work by established writers, brilliant debuts, short story collections, forgotten classics, occasional novels-in-translation and, from time to time, poetry collections.

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Bobby is a 31 year old man with the mind of a small, frightened boy. He has run away from his privileged but abusive London home to rural Cornwall. Through an accident of fate he meets Mr Summers, a man with a terrible secret who, in atonement, has dedicated his life to burying all the little animals. Together they embark on a bizarre mission, and a savage act of revenge. All the Little Animals was Walker Hamilton's debut novel, published months before his untimely death at the age of 34. Acclaimed by writers and critics alike on publication in 1968, it has been largely forgotten. This beautifully produced edition is a long overdue republishing of this dark, disturbing but utterly charming, classic tale pertinent to our times.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Freight Books
Publication Date 4 Sep 2012
ISBN 9780956613561
Number of Pages 176

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"An extraordinary, moving little book" Roald Dahl "A little masterpiece of compassion and simplicity" Daily Telegraph "Compelling, original and, in its own particular way, even frightening" The Times

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