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Duncton Wood

And so he makes his way into the world, which is well constructed and bleak, and the story is beautiful. The story they are engaged in is one which a group of talking rabbits could plausibly undertake. Seven years later, for personal reasons, I did dincton rare thing for an author and withdrew all the titles wkod the market. Thank you for everything Almost a decade later, Horwood completed two directly related sequels that follow the events of the first, in which the central character is Bracken and Rebecca’s son Tryfan.

Beautiful is exactly the right word for this book.

Duncton Wood (Duncton Chronicles, #1) by William Horwood

Where do I start, I read this book mid 80’s and found I couldn’t put it down. The series continues with Duncton Rising and Duncton Stone So Duncton Wood was born. This is an epic about generations of moles told with a Celtic voice.

So, having had a long trek around second hand shops to try to find a copy of Dumcton Wood for my daughter’s 11th birthday, I’m really glad you’re re-publishing! It is the pinnacle of what he could make it, and his dedication and passion shines in every page.


Religion actually plays a central role in the book, namely because we have Mandrake coming along and dominating the system by destroying the religion and then ruling through brute force.

If certain elements of the ending seem a little contrived and designed more to provide a false sense of completeness than anything dunctn, well I can forgive the author those small mis-steps. Feb 11, James rated it really liked it Shelves: This novel is all over the place regarding pacing.

I wouldn’t be surprised if something emerges and appears as part of this wonderful project. And there were parts of it that were beautiful: This is a serious flaw.

The Duncton Wood books are superb! I do think that both Duncton trilogies are very much written for adults, but that’s not to say the children of today can learn a lot from the books’ themes. Cathy from Scotland I read Duncton Wood many years ago and at first djncton I would find it difficult to apprehend the moles being the characters, how wrong was I. Well this is book is still great read it years ago in paper form Perhaps in another four years, I’ll finish that one.

There were parts that were horrible, horrible: And lastly, his newest effort, Hyddenworld, is dunncton for all the magic and mystic lovers out there.

The Duncton Chronicles

However, as I suggested, it is actually two stories in one. Bracken and Bosworth, Rebecca and Cairn, Mandrake and Rebecca, all these relationships are portrayed with great empathy and capable a bringing out great compassion from the reader.

The Duncton Chronicles 6 books in series. Not many people in the US know of this book or even it’s fairly prolific authorbut it’s well known and loved in Britain. What are your plans for this dunctin A weaver of half-true histories and anecdotes, told by a fireside of sea coal and dunctoh In the course of the books, individual moles travel great distances quite quickly Duncton Wood in Oxfordshire to Siabod in Wales and back again for example.


And my last word on the matter: I love your books and still have my copies of the Duncton Chronicles and Hyddenworld. I have already answered it through my book the Willows at Christmas which is about what I feel to be the joyful sense of community that can but does not always, in fact often does not exist at this time of year among family duuncton friends; and also about reunion and resolution.

Very well-written, and full of gems, but not recommended for any but the dedicated reader. Up close and personal! Dear William, Thank for your range of would which has always exerted an influence on me, knowingly or unknowingly.

Mar 17, Lynn Mccarthy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am truly celebrating the Duncton comeback! We are told, for example, the Bracken’s navigation of the Ancient System is an astounding feat still remembered by moles in the future.

Thank you too for the pledge towards Duncton Wood de Luxe which I’m thrilled so many are already supporting.

Chris from Rochdale The Duncton novels were the first ‘adult’ books I read, back when I was a ten year old child. More powerful than it has any right to be. The Ancient System took in the injured Bracken as a mother tending a gravely hurt pup.