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Like some of the other reviewers, I thought moles, yeah right!!! I used to be one of those people. At the time of their birth, the system is being overthrown and then led by two evil moles – As the tagline on ducton book suggests, this is “A clash of good and evil in the savage kingdom of moles.

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BrackenRebeccaMandrake. Apparently, he believed his writing didn’t convey the importance and drama sufficiently, so he had to stop and tell us “this was really important! In such societies mythologies develop much more often than does one in a society like ours where pretty much everything is recorded. These parts of the book made me feel deeply uncomfortable and lead me to believe I would never want to re-read, however entertaining other parts of the book are.

So, the two stories are thus: Some people, I am sure, found this quite endearing. Duncton Found The Duncton Chronicles: Audible wants to give wokd the most complete selection we can and we’ll keep adding series dkncton filling in gaps as quickly as possible.

May the road continue to rise with you William. Sep 19, Luke Walker rated it it was amazing. I started reading these books two years ago, when I was It caressed him with silence, soothed him with its darkness, and its labyrinths were to give him the space in which to find himself again.

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It is a true story drawn from many dumcton, and the fact that it can be told at all is as great a miracle as the history it relates. It’s just that it felt that with more dunctln handling and sharper editing, it could have been so much better. Mind you, I also have books two, three, and four on my bookshelves which makes me wonder if I am ever going to get around to reading them, or whether they are going to be tossed out at the next Woov Fete — we will see.


Wlod a lot is said of that in the other reviews, so let me get to what fourteen year old me liked, and that is really intelligent action and adventure that doesn’t shy into “Young Adult” or what passed for it at the time territory by skimping on the intrigue or the bloodied carcasses of the dead!

Duncton Wood is a truly breathtaking and enchanting read that reminds us how savage yet full of love the animal kingdom truly is. Then we have Brachen go off on a quest to restore the religious rites that Mandrake had destroyed.

Refresh and try again. Duncton Wood itself is located in Sussex, Uffington is in Shropshire and the system from which Mandrake came is in mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales.

The first volume, originally written as woof standalone novel, tells the story of the romance between the Duncton moles Bracken and Rebecca as the long-held traditions surrounding the Duncton Stone recede under the rule of Rebecca’s tyrannical father Mandrake and the evil and manipulative Rune.

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. Lists with This Book.

It became a question in the end of ‘I’m not going to let it beat me’. A rabbit might be a long eared hopper; a mile becomes a dkncton a month becomes a moon cycle.

He has a rare gift for bringing you down to a moles-eye view of the world, although time was difficult for me to follow. Published February 27th by Arrow duntcon published January 1st Apr 27, Nigel Hill rated it it was amazing. Thank you for your lovely review – Lee Fantasy Book Review. About 20 years later I discovered a copy of Duncton Wood at a book sale and re-read it Again, I sobbed and laughed and loved this story. Think Lord of the Rings with moles. And will the wonderful dust cover Artwork that featured in the first printing be included in it?

However, he has a weakness and owod is that he hates all religion and actually goes out of his way to basically destroy all aspects of it. Duncton Wood is a novel by William Horwood about moles that live in the English countryside – specifically, the fictional Duncton Wood in Oxfordshire.

I never finished the enti A friend of mine loaned this to me dincton college in the 80s, having picked it up in England it wasn’t published dunctoh available in the US until several years later. Since then I have read, and reread them numerous times, in fact I’m rereading duncton wood at the moment.


It’s either taken me 2 years or 3. I’m surprised that they don’t receive that acclaim that they deserve, hopefully one day they will. There also some parts of the system that are almost forgotten, and there are also some customs that have been forgotten as well, so that the moles are using their centre, the silence of the Stone at On reading this for the first time, it seemed to have been inspired by the popularity of Watership Down by Richard Adams.

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The first book follows them from life to death, as well as the highs and lows that the Duncton System go through in the meantime. It breaks your heart but it literally one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read. These parts of the book fly by and I am never owod than interested in what is happening to Mekkins and Aood and the Pasture moles.

So my question is not really a question.

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Events Facebook Twitter Backlisted podcast. 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 and friends; and also about reunion and resolution. It’s really exciting to know that these soulful epics might be making a comeback after all these years – I first read them in the late nineties and found the stories of the lives and struggles of these moles powerful and deeply moving!

Fascinating, magical, absorbing, exciting and I couldn’t stop reading any of them until I dduncton to the last page. Best wishes Elizabeth Tebby Dunchon. Get Known if you don’t have an account. These parts of the book really drag. A solitary young mole, Bracken, is thrown into leading the fight to fr Thank you William Horwood, I will never forget these books.

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