Duncton Wood

Duncton Wood

But can they save Duncton before it’s too late? For readers of J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques and Richard Adams’ Watership Down, this is a quest into the heart of nature, the redemptive power of love and the triumph of spirit.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781911420521

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

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The epic million-copy bestseller, available as an ebook for the first time The moles of Duncton Wood live in the shadow of Mandrake, a cruel tyrant corrupted by absolute power. A solitary young mole, Bracken, is thrown into leading the fight to free Duncton Wood. Only by putting his trust in the ancient Stone, forgotten symbol of a great spiritual past, can he find the strength to challenge Mandrake’s darkness. When Bracken falls in love with Rebecca, Mandrake’s daughter, the moles must make life and death choices as their extraordinary search for freedom and truth begins... Together Bracken and Rebecca will embark on moving journey that will challenge them in ways they could never have imagined. But can they save Duncton before it’s too late? Duncton Wood is the first instalment in The Duncton Chronicles, an unforgettable six-book series now widely regarded as a fantasy classic. For readers of J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques and Richard Adams’ Watership Down, this is a quest into the heart of nature, the redemptive power of love and the triumph of spirit. The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found (ebook coming soon) Praise for Duncton Wood ‘An inspiring novel... An epic in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings’ Sunday Times ‘A breathtaking achievement’ Washington Post ‘A passionate, lyrical, appealing tale... Consistently absorbing... Enchanting’ Cosmopolitan ‘A great big mole-epic with a great big theme’ Daily Mail ‘Horwood has placed his astute ear to the ground and fashioned... a modern masterpiece... Classic themes of conflict are here, good and evil, love and hate, the clash of traditional and modern values.’ Houston Chronicle ‘Destined to be a classic... A beautiful story.’ Little Rock Arkansas Gazette 'An earthy epic fantasy... The themes of power, survival, passion, courage, sacrifice, love and devotion are presented with astonishing clarity.' Los Angeles Times Book Review ‘An absolute spell-binder, by Lord of the Rings out of Watership Down. I found it enchanting, compulsive reading... I am still haunted by its beauty’ Magnus Magnusson ‘The stuff of legend... Horwood’s natural world is lyrically realised, his mole empire a delight, his romantic tale full of adventure, suspense, battle and searchings... A rich, cautionary fairy tale.’ Publishers Weekly ‘More readable and more rewarding than The Lord of the Rings’ The Times ‘Special, endearing, successful... truly touching... This is a novel for the pure-at-heart and slightly naive, for the childishness in the weary, and the children we should be having... Allegorically fabulous.’ Village Voice ‘Luxuriantly written... richly drawn, painting a detailed and loving panorama.’ Associated Press
Categories: Fiction

Duncton Wood

Duncton Wood

Bracken was born on an April night in a warm dark burrow deep in the historic system of Duncton Wood, six moleyears after Rebecca. This is the story of their love, and their epic struggle to find it.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0600367940

Category: Moles (Animals)

Page: 543

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Enter the magical, colourful, poignant world of Bracken and Rebecca, Mandrake the tyrant, Boswell the Scribe, Hulver, Comfrey ... and all the other moles of Duncton Wood. Set deep in the English countryside this enchanting story tells of an ancient community losing its soul - but saved by courage and love.
Categories: Moles (Animals)

Duncton Found

Duncton Found

Now began great years of recovery in Duncton Wood, and moledom too. These were the years when the teachings of the Stone Mole, and the gospel of his life, ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781911420545

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

View: 653

The triumphant third volume of the unique and magical Duncton Chronicles The ruthless war against the Stone has almost been won by disciples of the Word – only wild Siabod and mysterious Beechenhill still hold out, and everywhere the followers of the Stone go in peril of their lives. Yet in the shadows of Duncton Wood a new light is shining. For the Stone Mole has come, to revive the moles’ faith in themselves and in the ancient power of the Stone to defeat and deny the evil Word. But it is a task that will demand a greater sacrifice than any mole has yet to face... A story of courage, loyalty and the power of love... inspired by the shadows and light of England’s most beautiful countryside. ‘A massive read... more readable and rewarding than The Lord of the Rings’ The Times The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found
Categories: Fiction

Furry Tales

Furry Tales

Duncton Wood 54 The six novels of William Horwood's The Duncton Chronicles series are a sometimes awesome, sometimes horrifying, often emotionally ...

Author: Fred Patten

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 772

Tales featuring anthropomorphic animals have been around as long as there have been storytellers to spin them, from Aesop's Fables to Reynard the Fox to Alice in Wonderland. The genre really took off following the explosion of furry fandom in the 21st century, with talking animals featuring in everything from science fiction to fantasy to LGBTQ coming-out stories. In his lifetime, Fred Patten (1940-2018)--one of the founders of furry fandom and a scholar of anthropomorphic animal literature--authored hundreds of book reviews that comprise a comprehensive critical survey of the genre. This selected compilation provides an overview from 1784 through the 2010s, covering such popular novels as Watership Down and Redwall, along with forgotten gems like The Stray Lamb and Where the Blue Begins, and science fiction works like Sundiver and Decision at Doona.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Duncton Quest

Duncton Quest

So, quite quickly, a kind of order came to Duncton Wood and Skint decided it would be best to evacuate his small group. The decision was hastened by the ...

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781911420538

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

View: 318

The magnificent sequel to the worldwide bestseller Duncton Wood When Tryfan, son of Bracken and Rebecca, returns to the sacred Burrows of Uffington, he finds dreadful signs of death and destruction. For out of the chilly North have swarmed the grikes, a fanatical tribe of warrior moles bent on destroying all believers in the powers of the Stone. Tryfan’s duty is clear – to muster and protect the few remaining Stone followers from the evil that seems certain to engulf them. With only a frail and timid mole named Spindle for company, he sets off on an epic journey... But can he save his friends? The unputdownable second instalment of the multi-million copy bestselling fantasy series, The Duncton Chronicles, for readers of Terry Brooks and Jean M. Auel. The Duncton Chronicles Duncton Wood Duncton Quest Duncton Found ‘An inspiring novel... an epic in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings. A tale of passion, courage, fear and love’ Sunday Times
Categories: Fiction

Duncton Found

Duncton Found

The trilogy about the moles of Duncton Wood reaches its conclusion with the publication of this book.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 0099683008

Category: Moles (Animals)

Page: 980

View: 210

Categories: Moles (Animals)

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress Student Book

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress Student Book

A In September a big storm brought rain onto the fields of Duncton Hill and then into Duncton Wood. B September. A great grey storm swept pelting rain up ...

Author: Clare Constant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107453135

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

View: 130

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English Language qualifications. Approved for the AQA GCSE English Language 2015 specification, this print Student Book is designed for students targeting Grades 1 to 5 and above. Featuring a wide range of 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century texts, this resource has spelling, punctuation and grammar support integrated throughout. It also contains assessment tests and in-depth exam preparation, including two full practice papers. See also our Progress print and digital pack, which comprises a Progress print Student Book, a Writing Workshop print Student book, enhanced digital editions of each and free Teacher's Resources.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Something about the Author

Something about the Author

Success accompanied this new career : Duncton Wood , Horwood's first fictional novel , spent twenty - six weeks on the bestseller lists .

Author: Hile

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0810393719

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 726

Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Animal Fable in Modern Literature

The Animal Fable in Modern Literature

Most recently, William Horwood's (1944) Duncton Chronicles ( 1 980- 1 989) ... with which we are concerned in Duncton Wood, Duncton Quest and Duncton Found.

Author: Marie Fernandes

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004081782

Category: Animals in literature

Page: 232

View: 446

Study five modern works of western authors.
Categories: Animals in literature

Duncton Rising

Duncton Rising

Synopsis coming soon.......

Author: William Horwood

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 0006473024

Category: Moles (Animals)

Page: 636

View: 434

This novel continues the story of a community of moles in Duncton. As Privet, scholar and scribemole, and her adopted son Whillan, escape from Duncton Wood, the Newborn Inquisitors seek to take over the system.
Categories: Moles (Animals)

Duncton Stone

Duncton Stone

Pumpkin leads the followers against the Newborns into retreat in Duncton Wood and all Moledom awaits the coming of the lost Book of Silence.

Author: William Horwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0006476015

Category: Animals

Page: 872

View: 754

Pumpkin leads the followers against the Newborns into retreat in Duncton Wood and all Moledom awaits the coming of the lost Book of Silence.
Categories: Animals

Women and Nature

Women and Nature

In William Horwood's Duncton Wood the character Rebecca appears not only as an angel, but also virtually as an avatar of the Ecosystem.

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351682398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 179

Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment provides a historical context for understanding the contested relationships between women and nature, and it articulates strategies for moving beyond the dualistic theories and practices that often frame those relationships. In 1974, Françoise d’Eaubonne coined the term "ecofeminism" to raise awareness about interconnections between women’s oppression and nature’s domination in an attempt to liberate women and nature from subordination. Since then, ecofeminism has attracted scholars and activists from various disciplines and positions to assess the relationship between the cultural human and the natural non-human through gender reconsiderations. The contributors to this volume present critical and constructive perspectives on ecofeminism throughout its history, from the beginnings of ecofeminism in the 1970s through to contemporary and emerging developments in the field, drawing on animal studies, postcolonialism, film studies, transgender studies, and political ecology. This interdisciplinary and international collection of essays demonstrates the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism as a way of understanding and responding to the complex interactions between genders, bodies, and the natural environment. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecofeminism as well as those involved in environmental studies and gender studies more broadly.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nelson Thornes Framework English

Nelson Thornes Framework English

... books or films, eg - Watership Down - The Wind in the Willows - The Belstone Fox - Call of the Wild - White Fang - Duncton Wood Pupils would need to ...

Author: Geoff Reilly

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765430

Category: English language

Page: 160

View: 102

The aim of Nelson Thornes Framework English is to develop students' confidence and achievement in writing. With its unique range of rich fiction and non-fiction texts, and comprehensive coverage of the core skills, Nelson Thornes Framework English Skills in Fiction and Non-Fiction targets students doing well in years 7-10.
Categories: English language

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are well covered in early literature, but there has yet to be a fantasy as strong as Watership Down or Duncton Wood to catapult the animal into ...

Author: Hugh Warwick

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780233154

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 543

From the Romans who viewed the hedgehog as a weather prophet to modern gardeners who depend on the creature to keep gardens pest-free, the small, spiny animal has had a close connection with humans since the dawn of civilization. A creature of fascination, endearment, and cultural significance, it is one of the few wild animals that people can approach without the fear of attack or it running away. Exploring how this and other characteristics of the hedgehog have propelled it to become one of people’s favorite animals, this book examines the natural and cultural history of these symbolic creatures. Following the hedgehog as it spreads through Europe and Asia to the foot of Africa, Hugh Warwick describes its evolution, behavior, habitat, and diet, as well as its current endangered status. He also looks at the animal’s appeal, accessibility, and status as a pet in many countries, considering its appearance in advertising, films, children’s books, and games. Casting new light on the ancestors of Sonic and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Hedgehog is a fascinating look at these prickly, admirable animals.
Categories: Nature

A Life in Nature

A Life in Nature

Lilygloves in The Chronicles of Narnia is a fine gardener and the leader of a warrior group of talking moles. Duncton Wood, a romantic story about an ...

Author: Marc Hamer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473584594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 703

A captivating, life-affirming memoir of a life in nature that celebrates finding wonder in our world. 'A wonderful book... It has taught me a lot. I feel great love for it' MAX PORTER At the age of sixteen, Marc Hamer left home with only a rucksack and started walking. By day, he observed the animals and birds. By night, he slept under hedges, in woodlands and on riverbanks. It was the beginning of a life in nature. Years later, now working as a gardener and mole-catcher in the Welsh countryside, Marc tells of the experiences that have shaped him and of the wonders that he encounters each day. He considers, too, the fascinating ways of the mole and the myths that surround this curious creature. This beautiful, meditative book explores what nature can teach us about ourselves and our search for contentment. It is a celebration of living peacefully and finding joy in the world around us. 'It is rare to encounter such respect and understanding of nature' Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows ** Longlisted for The Wainwright Prize 2019 ** (Published in hardback as How to Catch a Mole)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Software and wetware

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Software and wetware

See Shannara Series , The Duncton Chronicles , The ( Horwood ) 268 Duncton Found . See Duncton Chronicles ... See Duncton Chronicles , The Duncton Wood .

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893569100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

View: 136

"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Eat Drink

Eat   Drink

... an avid reader and would perch in the back of the car ploughing through The Animals of Duncton Wood, The Dogs of War, Watership Down and various spinoff ...

Author: Olly Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755360697

Category: Cooking

Page: 215

View: 641

This is a wonderfully evocative narrative book about the joy of flavour by one of Britain's rising culinary stars. Olly spends his life creating recipes or finding foods to match the wild cauldron of flavours that are bursting to get out of his bulging drinks cabinet. Matching food to drink is a way of harnessing memories of times past, and Olly's recollections of many happy hours spent in the kitchen and at the table bring this book to life. Olly will show you how to achieve taste heaven by partnering the right food and wine. Divided into chapters by flavour - citrus, spicy, sweet, creamy, smokey - EAT AND DRINK will explore the food and drink that can be combined to create unforgettable flavour moments to savour and treasure. Olly accompanies his recommendations with some of his own favourite recipes as well as lots of ideas and references to the kind of food and recipes that readers will find in their own fridges, cookery books (and takeaway boxes). Written in the distinctive, fun style that has made him such a hit on our screens, it will be impossible not to be caught up by Olly's enthusiasm for eating and drinking.
Categories: Cooking

The Pit

The Pit

... 'VI/atership Down' by Richard Adams, William Horwood's 'The Duncton Wood' series and the wonderful 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.

Author: Elaine Ramsay

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781780884172

Category:

Page: 448

View: 738

For years Park Woods has been a haven of protection to the many creatures living there, but the peace and tranquillity has generated an attitude of indolence and complacency, leaving the animals vulnerable to danger. Now something sinister lurks deep in a pit nearby and every day its toxic poisons spread further, contaminating everything around it. The poisons invade a colony of rats, polluting their minds as well as their bodies.When Cory, a popular and dutiful hedgehog, discovers the poisoned stream, together with disfigured, dead and dying rats, he is compelled to initiate an investigation. The young hog is full of self-doubt about his ability to lead, but his determination, sensitivity and charisma succeed in mobilizing a number of apathetic, belligerent, meek, and traumatised animals and birds. Cory’s ‘army’ eventually march out to face overwhelming odds.This is the story of an ordinary, unassuming little guy, pitted against something hostile and destructive. But it is not just a battle between good and evil, because these two characteristics are found on both sides: it is about personal battles to confront doubts and uncertainties. It is a race against time, and the final confrontation can only be won by overcoming individual weaknesses, using ingenuity, showing courage, learning to look out for friends and, for some, making the ultimate sacrifice.The Pit revolves around animals, nature and the environment – themes which make this work of adult fiction largely unique. It will appeal to fans of Watership Down by Richard Adams, William Horwood’s The Duncton Wood series and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Elaine has also drawn inspiration from Charles Dickens and George Orwell.
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Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Dream

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Dream

The Duncton Chronicles and psychology rather than by colonial capitalism and guilt . Strangman is like Kurtz in Conrad's novel , a nearly deranged white man ...

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893569089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

View: 288

"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.
Categories: Literary Criticism