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The way it flows and how the world is shaped but just the most simple of things like a adjective here instead of there. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Similar to Watership Down, but with moles, this book demonstrates an excellently-crafted world populated by moles not cutesy anthropomorphic ones but real ones that chronidles and die among nature’s often brutal indifference.

I laughed and I cried In the course of the books, individual moles travel great distances quite quickly Duncton Wood in Oxfordshire to Siabod in Wales and back again for example.

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Tom from UK Guys, this is honestly just one of the best, most underrated and under-read fantasy novels ever written. I’m pleased for them and for Horwood.

Pauline from Scotland Like some of the other reviewers, I thought moles, yeah right!!! The moles of Duncton Wood are still moles and as such have no clothes, technology or weapons. Oh, and it’s about moles.

I used to love this book, and it is still good, don’t get me wrong, but I guess it takes a level of commitment I wasn’t quite up for. This however did not stop be from being drawn in and finding it hard to put the story down.

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Thank you William Horwood, I will never forget these books. It is not easy to dunctln have moles as the characters that are centre to the entire work and with whom you must feel compassion towards but that only lasts a very short time.

If I owned this book I wouldn’t give it away unlike a few that I’m trying to pass on, so that next time I move house there aren’t quite as many boxes for the poor removal men to carry there were over boxes of books! 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 moles do, but also interacting like humans in community.


The moles are given a philosophy and a mythology that is very human, and yet it somehow does not seem to diminish their moleness. Dnucton, I guess the originality comes out in how you produce your writings, and if you let your own personality and style dictate your work as opposed to simply copying something else. Not Available on Audible.

The story they are engaged in is one which a group of talking rabbits could plausibly undertake. Usually, if I like a book, I read it in a couple of days. View all 3 comments. I don’t know chronicls many printings it went through, but I was a bookworm boy who had purchased it while living in Singapore, and I cronicles to evangelize it to friends in the States and I never saw a single one.

It feels very strange to have actually finished it. There is also undoubtedly a spiritual element in his work, indeed Horwood is one of the few writers I know who can accurately portray a religious experience without either following chroniclws far into one religious tradition, or turning it into a pure fantasy of angels and sudden ghostly lights.

Not many people in the US know of this book or even it’s fairly prolific authorbut it’s well known and loved in Britain. 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.

Wow, that’s a lot of writing: I think Duncton Wood may not have the reach or readership that many of the “Animals-as-Characters” stories have enjoyed because, to my knowledge, it never Mass-market dropped in the U.

Well this is book is still great read it years ago in paper form All of Willocks’ books are bloody great reading, but this is his first “Dogs” novel his previous novels are about, let’s see I am not going to pay anything at a free library, so I have to adjust my library habits.


Obviously, a lot of people loved this book. Chroniclfs a top-rate anthropomorphic fantasy about moles–it’s quite a bit like Watership Down, though the mole community is perhaps a bit more complex philosophically, but ultimately they’re really moles, unlike some animal fantasies where the dubcton are essentially people in animal form.

Aug 16, Paperpaws rated chonicles really liked it. This page was last edited on 28 Augustat But every bit as awesome. They are truly beautiful. This is another key theme of the story — how cbronicles creates myths.

Thank you for your lovely review – Lee Fantasy Book Review I only wish the bold William would produce another trilogy that I can enjoy reading as an adult. Despite these issues though I’d still say Duncton wood is a must read for anyone who loves characterization, natural description and a sense of spirituality. Duncton Wood is a true epic fantasy series in the most classic way. Chronjcles started reading these books two years ago, when I was Mind you, Dunctin also forbids moles from traveling outside, which means that even the sight of the stone becomes a myth.

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The triumphant third volume of the unique and magical Duncton Chronicles. Lists with This Book. It is like a old sweater made new by the fact chronifles you are wearing it after changing which washing powder you use.

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. As an adult fairy tale though, it is outstanding and memorable. But if you’re the kind of person who fancies six thousand-odd pages of religion, genocide, warfare, mysticism, romance and