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Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their black Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your 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'. Mentored by an elderly Labrador called Henry, Prince takes his responsibilities seriously, and as things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry - marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide - his responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him. And down in the park it's even worse: Henry has disappeared; Falstaff the Springer Spaniel wants to lead Prince astray; Joyce the Irish wolfhound has been murdered. In the end Prince is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099468455
ISBN-10: 009946845X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matt Haig

Matt Haig was born in Sheffield in 1975 and grew up in Nottinghamshire. He has lived in London and Spain, and now lives in north Yorkshire. His writing has frequently appeared in the national press. He is the author of The Last Family in England, a UK bestseller narrated by a Labrador, and The Dead Fathers Club, an update of Hamlet featuring an eleven-year-old boy . He has also written two children's novels, Shadow Forest and its sequel The Runaway Troll. His website is at www.matthaig.com.

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