Robin Jarvis

Robin Jarvis


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in Liverpool, The United Kingdom
May 09, 1963

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Robin Jarvis (born May 8, 1963) is a British children's novelist, who writes fantasy novels, often about anthropomorphic rodents and small mammals – especially mice – and Tudor times. A lot of his works are based in London, in and around Deptford and Greenwich where he used to live, or in Whitby.

His first novel – The Dark Portal, featuring the popular Deptford Mice – was the runner up for the Smarties book prize in 1989.


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3.81 avg rating — 2,028 ratings — published 1989 — 28 editions
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The Final Reckoning (The De...

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Dancing Jax (Dancing Jax #1)

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The Alchemist's Cat (The De...

3.95 avg rating — 739 ratings — published 1989 — 8 editions
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The Woven Path (Tales from ...

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The Whitby Witches (The Whi...

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The Oaken Throne (The Deptf...

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The Raven's Knot (Tales fro...

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“There is no evil in the darkness, it's just an absence of light.”
Robin Jarvis, Dancing Jax

“We are happy to observe an increasing frequency of these pedestrian tours: to walk, is, beyond all comparison, the most independent and advantageous mode of travelling; Smelfungus and Mundungus may pursue their journey as they please; but it grieves one to see a man of taste at the mercy of a postilion.'

For the 'man of taste' to be actively recommended the pedestrian alternative indeed shows that a decisive reversal of educated attitudes has taken place, and within a relatively narrow span of years.”
Robin Jarvis, Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel

“[Robert] Newell's recommendation of walking is also interesting:

'The best way undoubtedly of seeing a country is on foot. It is the safest, and most suited to every variety of road; it will often enable you to take a shorter track, and visit scenes (the finest perhaps) not otherwise accessible; it is healthy, and, with a little practice, easy; it is economical: a pedestrian is content with almost any accommodations; he, of all travellers, wants but little, 'Nor wants that little long'. And last, though not least, it is perfectly independent.'

Newell cites independence, as do a number of the 'first generation' of Romantic walkers I have already surveyed; more striking are his commendation of walking as the safest option, which reflects a very altered perception of the security of travel from that which prevailed in the eighteenth century, and his advocacy of the practical and health benefits of pedestrianism, which against suggests its institutionalisation as a form of tourism and its extension to lower reaches of the middle classes.”
Robin Jarvis, Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel

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The Woven Path
 
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The Fatal Strand
 
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