"It will go down among the
great animal books"
Last Family in England is published
in the UK by Vintage. It is called The
Labrador Pact in America and is published
by Viking/Penguin. Please visit The
Labrador Pact website.
The movie option has gone to Brad Pitt's
movie company, Plan B/Paramount.
Here's the original blurb:
Prince, the canine narrator of this tragi-comic
tale of family life. As with all Labradors,
he has devoted his entire existence to preserving
the happiness and security of his human
masters. Not that his human masters realise
this, of course.
all, when the Hunter family rescued him, they
had no idea that they were the ones who were
really being saved. But as events unfold Prince
realises he’s got his work cut out.
The trouble is that while he has no problem
in remembering his duty, the Hunters themselves
seem to have greater difficulty remembering
particular concern is Adam Hunter, who forgets
his responsibilities as a father and husband
when he becomes sexually attracted to a young
and flirtatious aromatherapist.
there’s Kate, Adam’s wife. As
Prince watches her increasingly neurotic behaviour
he detects something is wrong and decides
to sniff out the source of the trouble. What
he eventually discovers is a treacherous secret
which could tear Adam, Kate and their two
Last Family in England explores the hidden
dangers of family life from the perspective
of the only family member who gets to see
everything – the knee-high, four-legged
observer in the corner of the room. Through
Prince’s eyes (and nose) we come to
realise the secrets which hold families together
and which, once dug up, can lead to their
There are two Reading Group Guides for The
Last Family in England. One from Random
House and the other from