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Publication Order of Duncton Chronicles / Book of Silence Books

Publication Order of Hyddenworld Books

Publication Order of Tales of the Willows Books

The Willows in Winter (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toad Triumphant (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willows and Beyond (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willows at Christmas (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Wolves of Time Books

Journeys to the Heartland (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seekers at the Wulfrock (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Stonor Eagles (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Callanish (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skallagrigg (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Hearts of Chicago / City of Dark Hearts (With: Helen Rappaport) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coburg Conspiracy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Boy with No Shoes (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

William Horwood is an English author of fiction. This novelist first became an author officially in print with the release of his debut fiction novel in 1980, which is titled Duncton Wood. It is about a community of little creatures, and the allegorical story about these moles had several followup stories that came along after that included the second trilogy.

William Horwood was born in the United Kingdom in Oxford on May 12, 1944. He would spend his childhood growing up on the coast of East Kent , mainly in Deal. His family was modern, but perhaps not in a positive way as he describes them all having to deal with illegitimacy, parental separation, ‘genteel’ poverty, and alcoholism.

As a result of this fractured childhood he spent from age 6 to age 10 growing up in the care of the foster system. For one year he went to school in Germany before moving on to the Grammar School when he was just 11 years old. When he was 18 years old, he went to Bristol University where he studied geography. He had a few jobs after that including raising funds and teaching. He also spent some time as the London Daily Mail’s editor.

He would later retire so that he could go after writing novels for the primary income and the basis of his career. He was 34 years old and made this decision in 1978. This was a decision that came to him when he read the novel “The Secret Garden” by Burnett a while ago that he made a reality.

He has also written two novels on a stand alone basis that combine the lives of eagles and humans. These include “The Stonor Eagles” novel along with “Callandish”, as well as a duology (Wolves of Time). He wrote a fictional novel in 1987 titled Skallagrigg that was adapted into a film by the BBC in 1994. It is a story about trust, love, disability, and more.

William Horwood has also continued the “Wind in the Willows” series and composed some more stories for readers to enjoy. He wrote a memoir that has a fictionalized element to it that was released in August of 2004. It is titled “Boy With No Shoes” and the novel was published to positive reception. The memoir from Wililam goes over themes of his own Kent childhood and some of the challenges found therein.

He also had the pleasure of working with Helen Rappaport in the year 2007 on a historical thriller and mystery project. It was set in the city of Chicago in the 19th century and was republished once more the next year with revisions, released under James Conan as a pseudonym. Rappaport is a historian.

He would also make a triumphant return to fantasy after 15 years or so, something that he considers to be a ‘hallmark’ genre of his. He released his first Hyddenworld quartet novel back in 2010. The novels in this interesting series are all based on a theme and a season.

The first story is focused on spring and so on and so forth. The books revolve around the adventures of some little folk and humans, the hydden having of course some fairy elements and ‘fae’ distinctive overtones. They’re on a journey to track down gems that contain seasonal powers. Bringing them together may allow them to rekindle a fading universe’s fires of life.

William Horwood is the writer of the Duncton Chronicles. The series is also known as the ‘Book of Silence’, referring to the second series that makes up the Duncton world. The fictional line of novels first became available for readers to enjoy in 1980.

The engaging debut story from Horwood is titled Duncton Wood. Check it out by picking up a copy for yourself or just read on and find out what goes on in this story of a quest that investigates the power of love as well as greed. With themes of courage, corruption, freedom and more, you’ll be sure to be interested in this fast-moving fantastical mystery story!

Readers come into the worlds of Rebecca and Bracken, a magical and wonderful place that is full of color. The reader will go on a quest that takes them along into an exploration into grace and what the spirit truly is capable of in this creative epic.

This story is set in the countryside of England and will take you on a wild ride of enchantment. Follow this story into a world both mysterious and dark where the moles live. There is always a war that is going on between evil and good, and only the light or the dark can win.

Such is the nature of this story and the animals that live in Duncton Wood are definitely involved. As they deal with all sorts of contenders around them they do what they can to try and survive. They may have their differences but they try to do what they can to try and make it through by relying on the mole system.

It used to be famous and now they all have to deal with the powerful Mandrake. He is a mole that has the destructive nature that they all fear. But there is also another evil that they have to deal with in the form of their leader and disinterest that is growing in the various rides as well as their traditions.

Rebecca and Bracken meet and then they start to form a plan that will change everything. The future of the system may depend on them. Can they do what it takes to save everyone and try to change the course of history? Read this book to find out and discover the myth for yourself.

Duncton Quest is the engaging sequel in this series. Check it out and see what you think!

Tryfan is the son of the pair of Rebecca and Bracken. Now he has come back to the burrows. But something is wrong and there he finds only destruction. Now he is going to have to do what he can to take on wild warriors and save the day. Can he do it or will the protection he wants just fail? Read this book to the end to find out!

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One Response to “William Horwood”

  1. Evy Eversley: 1 month ago

    I only just discovered the Duncton Wood series. Wonderful, just can’t put it down. Brilliant Author. Your short history of the man is very interesting.
    Thank you
    Evy Eversley


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