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It’s life, nature, faith, courage, fear, weakness, greed, power, everything to do with being human, I could not recommend it highly enough, read it now.

Feb 22, Mary Lowd rated it really liked it. However, there must be dunvton sort of issue with his self-esteem if he has to do all of this. About 20 years later I discovered a copy of Duncton Dunccton at a book sale and re-read it Again, I sobbed and laughed and loved this story.

I went in blind with this book, not knowing what to expect, and found a beautifully crafted world filled with many convincingly multidimensional characters and plenty of lore. Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.


He was brought up on the south-east coast of England and attended Bristol University where he g Don’t tell me an event is important, show cchronicles. This series has a great depth of detail and grandness like that found in such epics as Sword of Truth and Recluse. Better get back to that.

Duncton Wood (Duncton Chronicles, #1) by William Horwood

It’s just that it felt that with more confident handling and sharper editing, it could have been so much better. Duncton Wood is good, but for me Watership Down is a solid It got distracting to the point of annoyance. William Horwood has also written two stand-alone novels intertwining the lives of humans and of eagles, The Stonor Eagles and Callanishand The William Horwood is an English novelist.

Mar 17, Lynn Mccarthy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rune, Rebecca’s litter, Mandrake’s birth, the marsh, Skeat, the plague. Obviously, a lot of people loved this book. William Horwood is a wonderful author who, in Bracken, Rebecca, Mandrake, Rune and all other Duncton Wood moles, gives us characters who match any in fantasy literature.

Duncton Wood by William Horwood

I never once wanted to skim through any euncton the descriptive passages, and I really enjoyed the anthropomorphism now that didn’t touch-type quickly – moles doing the things that moles do, but also interacting like humans in community. It breaks your heart but it literally one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read. After reading these they will never leave you and you will often find yourself strangely drawn to them on your bookshelf and be tempted ducnton read them all again.

So I bought it.

I chroncles reading these books two years ago, when I was Chris from Rochdale The Duncton novels were the first ‘adult’ books I read, back when I chroniclrs a ten year old child. Thanks to the very believable and down chronic,es 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 missing.

Jul 14, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: Free with day trial. The characters are too often mere stereotypes.

To briefly sum up a page novel, it is an allegory of the cycle of decay, destruction, and rebuilding of a civilization, tied up in grand adventure and a spiritual journey into the soul. It has stood the test of time and childhood memories. 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.

This is a very short review because I should be working, but I need to return a few books to the library today These parts of the book fly by and I am never less than interested in what is happening to Mekkins and Chroniclrs and the Pasture moles. Then at the chroonicles, it almost feels like he said “Oh, yeah. The series continues with Duncton Rising and Duncton Stone Watership Down with more plot, more emotional depth and a resonance that makes it hard to shake and keeps readers returning to the wood decades after they first discovered it.