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William Horwood was born in Oxford in and raised in post-war austerity Britain in a house of shadows, lies and wonderment. I don’t know how many printings it went through, wlod I was a bookworm boy who had purchased it while living in Singapore, and I attempted to evangelize it to friends in the States and I never saw a single one.

The moles are more like little serfs and monks and healers whose personalities are often generalities in my opinion. Luke from Durham, north England The duncton series as a hole was a series which was recommended to me at the age of twelve, but which I only managed to track down four years later.

Horwood, I am absolutely thrilled to hear that ‘Duncton Wood’ is to be republished in these special editions. May the road continue to rise with you William. I moved to put it back and the flash of some last words caught my eye and I went to it again.

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What reader’s age is the content appropriate for? Retrieved through ProQuest, February 25, When they emerge above ground on a spiritual quest and enter our world they see roads as noisy rivers of death eood Owls as lethal killers with terrifying screams and hypnotic eyes.

Duncton Wood is my favourite book. Those stories left a permanent imprint in my memory and heart. Amhelina from Earth As a lesbian I really enjoyed the book it made me look at moles in a new spiritual light. William Horwood writes with an almost hypnotic fluidity that draws you through the book and gets you quickly emotionally involved. Hello, I’m not sure how this works. This contains a quotation from Duncton Wood, although it doesn’t give away dunctton of the story. As well as the moles writing, they undertake massive journeys – Boswell and Bracken, in particular, travel from Duncton via Uffington to the heart of Wales.


They are wonderful books that both my parents read many years ago. But this is the best of them, I felt that the others got a little too bogged down in philosophy and Horwood turned slightly preachy with his pacifist moles. Jun 06, Leila rated it it was amazing. I am offering a Masterclass as one of the rewards with the new Duncton Wood and that will provide a really productive group opportunity for those who take it runcton.

It’s not for young kids, as there is some violence and the themes would probably go over their heads anyway.

Except that Brachen was taught these chants and managed to survive and escaped into ancient tunnels to prepare and eventually emerge. The characters are too often mere stereotypes.

William from Shropshire The Duncton Wood books really are magical, I’d never have thought the a story about moles could be so moving and realistic. You’ll find lot of that in Duncton Wood as well, where Christmas is called Longest Night Dec 21st more or less and my characters get together in communities large and small, but always inclusivly and with goodwill.

But let me follow up your idea a little and get back to you about it. If I were to write the myth ‘Christmas’ on the board, where would that take you? Oct 24, Dan rated it really liked it. I would read it in fits and starts, lose interest and come back to it later.

Duncton Wood by William Horwood

Instead, Horwood falls back on explaining how you’re supposed to feel about events and how we’re supposed to think about characters. And my last word on the matter: For more information about Willam and his work, please visit www. My friends, family and publishers were doubtful, saying: Duncton Chronicles 3 books. Want to Read Wiod Reading Read.

Fascinating, magical, absorbing, exciting and I couldn’t stop reading any of them until I got to the last page. So for now it’s the Masterclass with Unbound or the woov literary festival gig where ‘how functon write and get published’ inevitably comes up. When I first read your Duncton books they remained permanently in my memory and heart which is something that can’t be said of many books.


So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. Loved the descriptions of the English countryside, peopled or should i say moled! His hold on her fell limp and she crossed over to where Mandrake lay, paused for a moment as she touched his head gently, looked back at Bracken and Stonecrop with a fierce and cold pity, and then went out of the clearing and into the dark.

Mind you, Mandrake wkod forbids moles from traveling outside, which means that even the sight of the stone becomes a myth.

The Duncton Chronicles

Yamamoto was published in Library Journal. Now in I’m reading it again and will continue with the rest of the story, its a must read, you will not be disapointed. Duncton wood also, as compared to it’s sequels has few to no comedy elements. Add to wishlist failed.

Maybe they’re not as good as I remember or perhaps I just wasn’t quite ready to settle down for an six-book epic series about moles and religion! Thank you Anne-Marie Stone. Elliott from Norwich Duncton Wood is a book I come back to again and again.

Thanks to the very believable and down to earth characterization the book is not too heavy, however I can completely understand why Horwood introduced jokes, rhymes and other light hearted elements into later books in the series, and while their lack doesn’t intrinsically detract from Duncton wood the way it does from some other works which have a major emphasis of the emotive and poetic, at the same time it can sometimes feel that Duncton wood has something woor.

Though his characterisation of the daily and emotional life of the moles of Moledom is undoubtedly masterful and remains so throughout the seriesin Duncton wood the overall social structures and traditions that make up the society feel far less well emphasized and drawn than in later books.

It is a book that had me going outside and encountering nature again.