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DUNCTON FOUND: Part Three of the Duncton Chronicles. [The First Trilogy.]f

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DUNCTON FOUND: Part Three of the Duncton Chronicles. [The First Trilogy.]f

by HORWOOD**, WILLIAM:

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0712629793
ISBN 13
9780712629799
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UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork [although non-credited,in the style of John Barber - from similar illustration of subsequent Duncton novels dw/dj's] illustrated dw/dj,with red+gilt lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Inevitable but light superficial scoring and light indentations - but boards beneath unaffected - to both panels of dw/dj,noticeable only by scrutiny under a bright light.Top+fore-edges generally clean and bright with some light aging/toning - as usual/normal; contents bright,tight,clean with light text block edge-toning,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly unread? Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,
crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immacuate plain white endpapers.UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-781pp [paginated] includes a prologue+Pts 1-5 comprising 42 chapters,an epilogue,
author advert for forthcoming title,acknowledgements to last page,plus [unpaginated] 2pp blanks,half-title+title pages,contents list/table with b/w Moledom map to recto,and 6pp blanks at rear.
Want more William HORWOOD titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my MODERN FIRSTS,MODERN FIRSTS2, CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED,SIGNED and BIOGRAPHY catalogues.
The final volume of the Duncton Chronicles [preceded by Duncton Quest and Duncton Wood, in that order of precedence.]
Inspiring and triumphant climax of epic Duncton Chronicles.
Under the ruthless leadership of Henbane of Whern,the grikes have taken over moledom and soon,under Lucerne her son by Tryfan,their ascendancy is to be consolidated and the last followers of the Stone rooted out and killed.
Duncton Wood has been sealed off and made a colony for ageing and diseased mole outcasts whose sterile feuding and self-hatred the grikes believe will destroy forever the legendary system's spiritual power.
Yet it is here,in the shadow of hopelessness and death,that the Stone Mole has been born.His name is Beechen,and the aging Tryfan is entrusted with preparing him for his great task of showing all moles how the Stone's Silence may finally be known.As young Beechen sets forth from Duncton Wood,he finds that all the dark forces of the evil Word have been unleashed against him. . .
and that he will need the courage and faith of other moles,young and old - the much-loved Mayweed,intelligent Sleekit,strong Alder,nervous
Bailey and grubby Holm - if hope is to survive.
Yet finally,the great love between Beechen and one last mole,perhaps the greatest of them all,must be fulfilled if there can ever be a Duncton Found.
This third volume establishes the best-selling 'Duncton Chronicles' as a modern classic,full of rich characters,colourful action,and a loving and unforgettable evocation of the English countryside.
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Title
DUNCTON FOUND: Part Three of the Duncton Chronicles. [The First Trilogy.]f
Author
HORWOOD**, WILLIAM:
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
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Edition
UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0712629793
ISBN 13
9780712629799
Publisher
LONDON.CENTURY HUTCHINSON LTD.,1989.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1998
Keywords
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0712629793.Animal Fantasy fiction.Duncton Wood_Duncton Quest.Duncton Chronicles.Book of Silence.Moles_moledom_Privet_Stone Mole_Tryfan_Beechen_Lucerne_Mayweed_Sleekit_Alder_Bailey_Holm.Henbane of Whern
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