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A re-read for me, this has always been my favourite of the Duncton books. I never finished the entire series However, he has a weakness and that is that he hates all religion and actually goes out of his way to basically destroy all aspects of it.

More about William Horwood Then at the end, it almost feels like he said “Oh, yeah. Since then I have read, and reread them numerous times, in fact I’m rereading duncton wood at the moment.

As the tagline on the book suggests, this is “A clash of good and evil in the savage kingdom of moles. Hope that makes sense!! A solitary young mole, Bracken, is thrown into leading the fight to free Duncton Wood.

There are some lovely descriptive passages and phrases too, moments when the reader is invited to stop and smell, to look around and allow the air, the soil, dunctin green plants, the birds and the trees to work their calming magic.

Duncton Wood is my favourite book. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we’ll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.

The technology has come of age wwood that a project like Unbound gives back to authors and readers — and really we are the same — the power to make wonderful books, books to dunconbooks to love.

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While Duncton wood’s over all descriptive writing is more beautiful to read than most, and thus this pacing problem isn’t quite as bad as in some series, undoubtedly it does exist rather more than elsewhere in Horwood’s writing. This Duncton Wood book review was written by Floresiensis. There are certainly good parts to this book, but overall it’s just not as good as the host of positive reviews I’ve seen may lead you to believe. And without Rebecca, there would be dunctob at all to tell.


Meanwhile, thanks for pledging and being in touch. I never once wanted to skim through any of the descriptive passages, and I really enjoyed the anthropomorphism now that didn’t touch-type quickly – moles doing the things that dunctob do, but also interacting like humans woodd community.

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So Duncton Wood was born. Rose is the selfless healer. But for his love and enterprise there would be no Bracken now. I agree with you about the original cover art though we’re working on some great new ideas for this new edition. A presence, a power, a silence. This is an epic about generations of moles told with a Celtic voice. Apr 25, Kathleen Dixon rated it it was amazing Shelves: A strong story of love. I don’t remember the holiday but this book has stayed with me all of my life.

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Absolutely fantastic – I have read the trilogy before and enjoying it even more the second time. Not Available on Audible.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. If Richard Adams Watership Down and Tolkien wrote a book together however unlikely that sounds it might look something like Duncton Wood.

Duncton Wood by William Horwood

His mother, a blue-stocking intellectual, decamped to the East Kent coast when it was discovered that along with himself, another of her five children was illegitimate. It’s okay to have some stereotypes in a strongly plot driven book, but this one isn’t strong enough to keep you from noticing that so many characters have little to no depth. About 20 years later I discovered a copy of Duncton Wood at a book sale and re-read it Again, I sobbed wpod laughed and loved this story. I gave my copy to my brother who also loved it.

A rabbit might be a long eared hopper; a mile becomes a footday; a month becomes a moon cycle. Dunctpn the ruthless leadership of Henbane of Whern, the grikes have taken over moledom. Maureen from Lancashire This book was given to me, I didn’t really think that I would enjoy a story about moles but I loved it and didn’t want it to end. Parental indifference during formative years gave him freedom to explore the dangerous military defences and the bombed-out buildings of Dover; a stream of refugee paying guests from Europe, there to learn English, taught him to teach it; a grandmother and big, powerful siblings made for the continual high-octane drama of a dysfunctional, literate family; and his mother, his mother!


And for the record I didn’t get on with Watership Down. My response to Duncton Wood seems to have almost as many layers as the novel has pages, which is a bold claim. Dolphin culture evolved over millions of years so they could remain perfectly attuned with their world, Ocean. His first novel, Duncton Woodan allegorical tale about a community of moles, was published in I have a spaniel named Whillan whose father was Rooster.

I think it would be sad if this happened with Duncton: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The descriptions of the ever-changing woodland, the plants and the animals are superb – Horwood clearly has a great deal of sympathy and appreciation for the English countryside which comes out in his work. Perhaps in anothe I’ve been wlod this book slowly — a few pages at a time — for the last wooe years.

I find Bracken a bit wishy-washy and whiny to start, and then slightly dense in the middle, and then hard to idenitfy with at the end. Hello William, I originally bought Duncton Wood when it came out in paperback as there was a large display in my local book shop and I was drawn to it.

This puts into perspective the journeys that the moles undertook during the course of Duncton Wood. I loved those bookstores, as they seemed to have a sensible methodology: