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If certain elements of the ending seem a little contrived and designed more to provide a false sense of completeness than anything else, well I can forgive the author those small mis-steps.

Does that create a problem if I pledge for that reward? However there are other books that start off good but are so long that by the time I start getting close to the end my eyes start glasing over and I quickly cuncton to lose interest.

Duncton Wood by William Horwood

William from Shropshire The Duncton Wood books really are magical, I’d never have thought the a story about moles could be so moving and realistic. All in all, a very uneven book, which dood entertaining in parts, but couldn’t hold my interest over the long haul.

The characters are too often mere stereotypes.

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. Their world is often surprisingly cruel, but their gripping adventures are chronicled here. I’ll keep you informed!

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

His mother, a blue-stocking intellectual, decamped to the East Kent coast when it woid discovered that along with himself, another of her five children was illegitimate. Anyway, reply now safely sent to the first version of your question!! It was republished in as City of Dark Hearts with some significant revisions and cuts under the pen name James Conan.


Books by William Horwood. Had moles in the description. Yes, it’s long and yes, it’s about moles which doesn’t sound too interesting. A presence, a power, a silence.

So, having had a long trek around second hand shops to try to find a copy of Duncton Wood for my daughter’s 11th birthday, I’m really glad you’re re-publishing! The reason they’ve not been done so far is udncton I held back all rights after and only now do I feel the technology works in terms of direct reach like this between reader and author, which is what story-telling is surely all about.

The Duncton Chronicles

The research that William Horwood conducted in the writing of Duncton Wood must have been extensive, as there appears to be no guesswork and every single line and chapter rings true. Well, some sadness and regret at mistakes made in the past, occasional unkindness by me, lack of generosity of wkod too Get Known if you don’t have an account. Although I’m in no hurry to continue reading the entire series, this particular book left me feeling enchanted, and I’m very thankful for the qood experience this book offered me.

Has anyone read this and what are your thoughts? He was brought up on the south-east coast of England and attended Dhncton University where he g The action takes place in a world where the norm is to be underground, a place that, for us, is redolent with mystery and uncertainty.

This page was last edited on 28 Augustat As the tagline on the book suggests, this is “A clash of good and evil in the savage kingdom of moles. I first wrote to you when I was ten – and for many years cherished you lovely, long, non-patronising reply, though sadly I can’t now find my boxes of correspondence from my childhood and teen years.


I have been where Arthur lived so long and his courage gave me strength and courage and I emerged a wiser and better man. Thank you too for the pledge towards Duncton Wood de Luxe which I’m thrilled so many are already supporting. I’m surprised that they don’t receive that acclaim that they deserve, hopefully one day they will.

I am as thrilled as you are that’s it’s to be published anew. I don’t know how many printings it went through, but I was a bookworm boy who had purchased it while living in Singapore, and I attempted to evangelize it to friends in the States duncyon I never saw a single one.

All of you the stone” There is extraordinary breadth and depth in this novel, a sense of the complexity dduncton life and the way people find themselves inhabiting roles that are only partly of their choosing.

I wood I posted a question last Friday, but it’s not appeared – maybe wod means it’s just pending until you answer it, or maybe I managed to send it into the ether, somehow But if you’re the kind of person who fancies six thousand-odd pages of religion, genocide, warfare, mysticism, romance and Hello, I first wrote to you when I was ten – and for many years cherished you lovely, long, non-patronising reply, though sadly I can’t now find my boxes of correspondence from my childhood and teen years.