The Memory of Animals

The Memory of Animals

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 20/04/2023
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The Memory of Animals
Beautifully thought provoking
Some of my very favourite books are speculative fiction, books with a dystopia or apocalyptic twist, the kind of ones that make me think and question. I al... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield
The Memory of Animals
A Gripping Dystopian Tale.
I have recently finished reading Claire Fuller's highly anticipated new novel, 'The Memory of Animals' and it was an absolute pleasure to read. I am alread... READ MORE
José Antonio García Sagardoy


Neffy is a young woman running away from grief and guilt and the one big mistake that has derailed her career. When she answers the call to volunteer in a controlled vaccine trial, it offers her a way to pay off her many debts and, perhaps, to make up for the past.

But when the London streets below her window fall silent, and all external communications cease, only Neffy and four other volunteers remain in the unit. With food running out, and a growing sense that the strangers she is with may be holding back secrets, Neffy has questions that no-one can answer. Does safety lie inside or beyond the unit? And who, or what is out there?

While she weighs up her choices, she is introduced to a pioneering and controversial technology which allows her to revisit memories from her life before: a childhood divided between her enigmatic mother and her father in his small hotel in Greece. Intoxicated by the freedom of the past and the chance to reunite with those she loves, she increasingly turns away from her perilous present. But in this new world where survival rests on the bonds between strangers, is she jeopardising any chance of a future?

The Memory of Animals is a taut and emotionally charged novel about freedom and captivity, survival and sacrifice and whether you can save anyone before you save yourself.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241614822
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 440g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 32 mm

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The Memory of Animals
An astonishingly good, thought-provoking read
Neffy is a young woman running away from grief and guilt and the one big mistake that has derailed her career. A pandemic is raging and she answers the cal... READ MORE
The Memory of Animals
Multilayered and well written
4+ Neffy (Nefeli) decides to volunteer for Vaccine Biopharm on a clinical trial, a sink or swim experiment after exposure to ‘dropsy virus’. This pande... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Memory of Animals
A book I will remember forever
This is a pandemic book done perfectly! I absolutely loved it!! It was heartbreaking, raw, creepy and beautiful - all in one! I felt how memory was pla... READ MORE
Dee Hancocks
The Memory of Animals
The Memory of Animals is a superb apocalyptic pandemic novel with a little bit of science fiction which allows the main character Neffy to "revisit" her me... READ MORE
Verity Halliday
The Memory of Animals
Another smash by Claire Fuller
I've really gotten into dystopian novels recently with a majority of them being centered around a virus. This one though has the twist of the main chara... READ MORE
Natalie Sheppard
The Memory of Animals
An absolute stunner, a truly special read
Neffy is a half-Greek woman in her late twenties. In the midst of chaos and grief, and as a virulent virus becomes a pandemic, she volunteers to take part ... READ MORE
The Memory of Animals
Worthy of a prize or two
Another highly accomplished novel from this very talented author. A genre-bending piece of speculative fiction; a stunning amalgam of pandemic, dystopian a... READ MORE
T Edwards