Beasts of England

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Beasts of England is just fantastic – really funny, clever, timely, and sufficiently uncategorizable to deliver itself of its dark message with lightness and charm. — Rachel Cusk

In Beasts of England, Adam Biles hooks readers into a world that should be impossible – but becomes even more real than our own. An ambitious, brilliant, compelling novel. — Jenni Fagan

Manor Farm has reinvented itself as the South of England’s premium petting zoo. Now, instead of a working farm, humans and beasts alike are invited (for a small fee) to come and stroke, fondle, and take rides on the farm’s inhabitants.

But life is not a bed of roses for the animals, in spite of what their leaders may want them to believe. Elections are rigged, the community is beset by factions, and sacred mottos are being constantly updated. The Farm is descending into chaos. What’s more, a mysterious ‘illness’ has started ripping through the animals, killing them one by one…

In Beasts of England, Adam Biles honours, updates and subverts George Orwell’s classic, all the while channelling the chaotic, fragmentary nature of populist politics in the Internet age into a savage farmyard satire.

Book information

ISBN: 9781913111458
Publisher: Galley Beggar Press
Imprint: Galley Beggar Press
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4080
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 300g
Height: 135mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 23mm