William Horwood


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May 12, 1944

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William Horwood is an English novelist. His first novel, Duncton Wood, an allegorical tale about a community of moles, was published in 1980. It was followed by two sequels, forming The Duncton Chronicles, and also a second trilogy, The Book of Silence. William Horwood has also written two stand-alone novels intertwining the lives of humans and of eagles, The Stonor Eagles and Callanish , and The Wolves of Time duology. Skallagrigg, his 1987 novel about disability, love, and trust, was made into a BBC film in 1994. In addition, he has written a number of sequels to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

In 2007, he collaborated with historian Helen Rappaport to produce Dark Hearts of Chicago, a historical mystery and thriller set in
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My garden is wild, meaning that I let anything that chooses to grow there, grow. So its full of grasses, shrubs and wonderful flowers like speedwell, garlic mustard, alkanet, buttercups… and all sorts of things other people kill and replace with neat lawns and chrysanthemums. But every June this exquisitely delicate, orange-red rose appears, a legacy from a previous owner who surely loved it a...

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Duncton Wood (Duncton Chron...

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Skallagrigg

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Duncton Found (Duncton Chro...

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“Perhpas if I call out to Rat he might hear," said the Mole to himself, but without much hope.
Rat! Ratty! O Rat, please hear me!" he called out as loudly as he could, holding up his lantern as he did so, waving it about/ But the wind rushed and roared around him even more, and snatched his weak words away the moment they were they were uttered, and scattered them wildly and uselessly as if they were flakes of snow,
Even worse, the light of the lantern began to gutter, and then, quiet suddenly, an extra strong gust of wind blew it out.
Well then," said the daunted but resolute Mole, putting the spent lantern on the ground, "there's nothing else for it! Frozen rivers are dangerous thinngs, no doubt, but I must try to cross, despite the dangers."
--The Willows in the Winter”
William Horwood

“It is said that to this day that educational establishment still bears the scars of their activities.”
William Horwood, The Willows and Beyond

“I do not think... that any man has the right to take life. When he thinks he has he is at his most dangerous.”
William Horwood, Callanish
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