Redwall by Brian Jacques

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Tonyblack

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Has anyone else here read this excellent series? :laugh:

Redwall

I'd never heard of them until a few years ago when Shalene mentioned that I might like them. Kind of ironic that an American told me about a series by a British writer, but Jacques books are popular in the uS as well as here.

The best way I can simply descibe them is like Wind in the Willows with attitude! :laugh:

The series is about the creatures of a land and particularly those living behind the walls of Redwall Abbey. There are mice, squirrels, otters, moles, badgers, hares etc. They are the good guys. Then there are the 'vermin' - stoats, weasles, rats, foxes etc.

They have real battles and creatures even get killed. :eek: But there are great laughs along the way. Jacques is one of those writers who will have you chuckling one minute and shedding a tear the next.

I'd highly recommend them.
 

chris.ph

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just finished redwall god its blood thirsty definately aimed at older children tho good read if a little old fashioned in its syntax
 

Tonyblack

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Yep, the books certainly are bloodthirsty - great fun though. I always find myself reading bits out loud and doing the accents. :laugh:

The moles have a deep Somerset accent - bit like my dad really. ;)
 

Tonyblack

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I found this bookstore chat that Brian Jacques gave in Austin Texas and thought I'd post links to it. He's hysterically funny and I'd love to meet him someday. :laugh:





 

theoldlibrarian

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I met the man once in his home town of Liverpool. He's a spiffing 'chap'. It was a talk he was giving to a bunch of schools who had to leave early and I had flown in specially so I was the only talking to him afterwards.
 
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Me and my friend ( she loves Redwall just as much as I do) were just flicking through random Redwall sites and it said that he died today ( this was on the 5th of February) and we both started crying
 

RedSar

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I've read the first book. Thanks for the recommendation. It is a very interesting read.
 

lightbody

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I haven't read the Redwall series but Jacques' pirate stories like Castaways of the Flying Dutchmen etc. I though were amazing when I was younger and so would recommend them too =].
 

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