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Book Title: Duncton Found|
The author of the book: William Horwood
Edition: Century Hutchinson Ltd.
Date of issue: December 15th 1998
ISBN 13: 9780712629799
Format files: PDF
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The first trilogy of the Duncton Chronicles now reaches an inspiring and triumphant conclusion… Under the ruthless leadership of Henbane of Whern, the grikes have taken over moledom. Soon their ascendancy is to be consolidated by Lucerne, her son by Tryfan, and the last followers of the Stone rooted out and killed. Duncton Wod has been sealed off and made a colony for aging and diseased outcasts whose sterile feuding and self-hatred, the grikes believe will destroy forever the legendary system’s spiritual power. But it is here, in the very shadow of hopelessness and death, that the Stone Mole has been born. His name is Beechen and the aging Tryfan is entrusted with preparing him for the great task of showing all moles how the Stone’s Silence may be finally known. As young Beechen sets forth from Duncton Wood, he finds that the dark forces of the evil Word have been unleashed against him. He will need all the courage and faith other moles can give him, if hope is to survive…
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Read information about the authorWilliam Horwood is an English novelist. His first novel, Duncton Wood, an allegorical tale about a community of moles, was published in 1980. It was followed by two sequels, forming The Duncton Chronicles, and also a second trilogy, The Book of Silence. William Horwood has also written two stand-alone novels intertwining the lives of humans and of eagles, Skallagrigg, his 1987 novel about disability, love, and trust, was made into a BBC film in 1994. In addition, he has written a number of sequels to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
In 2007, he collaborated with historian Helen Rappaport to produce Dark Hearts of Chicago, a historical mystery and thriller set in nineteenth-century Chicago. It was republished in 2008 as City of Dark Hearts with some significant revisions and cuts under the pen name James Conan.
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