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free read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ò William Horwood William Horwood ò 3 free download read The Willows at Christmas Uest Mole must do something about it But the plan he hatches with Ratty Badger and Otter to rescue Toad goes horribly wrong With the prospect of Christmas in gaol and a trial for capital offences soon to follow Mole will have to work hard if he is to salvage something of the Christmas spirit for his friendsThe Willows at Christmas is the crowning achievement of William Horwood’s masterly cy. Review from BadelyngeBack in the 90s William Horwood wrote three pastiche books that featured the best loved characters from Kenneth Grahame s The Wind in the Willows I really enjoyed them Each book saw these characters mature until by the third book I suspected that Horwood would reboot the series by introducing a next generation of River Bank characters This didn t happen Three years passed before he was to revisit Mr Toad Mr Mole and company When first published after such a lengthy hiatus The Willows at Christmas flew swiftly under my radar until now In the hope of having some pleasingly seasonal reading material over the festive period I ordered a copy Horwood has rolled back time to not long after KGrahame s classic and preuelling his own trilogyMr Mole is dismayed to discover that the spirit of Christmas has been lost by the riverbankers and the nearby village He sets out to try to rediscover it The early scenes with Mole investigating the causes of the lack of festivity are the best Miss Bugle s sad little Christmas witnessed by the ever lovable Mole almost had me reaching for the handkerchief and for a mind boggling moment had me hoping for a little inter species romance The later sections of the book slide into the sorts of situations that Mr Toad s foolishness often resulted in the original The threat of incarceration and execution should surely be familiar to Mr Toad Patrick Benson s rustic little line drawings and beautiful coloured plates complement the writing perfectly Very good but never really replaces the original book in your heart but for those wishing to spend time with such beloved characters for a little bit longer you really can t go far wrong with this book and the three that preceded it

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free read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ò William Horwood William Horwood ò 3 free download read The Willows at Christmas Cle of seuels to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows The new story is set just after the original but before Horwood’s critically acclaimed The Willows in Winter which so brilliantly brought the much loved River Bankers back to life It will give pleasure to countless readers around the world who have revelled in each new work and capture the loyalty and imagination of many new reade. What to say about this fairly recent trend of writing seuels to classic novels of the early 20th century Actually I uite enjoy it Even if William Horwood is not the writer that Kenneth Grahame was and by definition he couldn t be and nor is he Grahame s eual in ability although that is no disgrace yet it was a joy to spend time with Mole Rat Badger and Mr Toad Horwood does a good job of mimicking their speech patterns and the general writing matches well to Grahame s original at least in those sections were Grahame revelled in knockabout humour and narrative What the new novel lacks is The Wind in the Willows uniue blend of episodes mixing the English landscape mysticism of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn chapter with the Dickensian romp of Toad s escape from prison Mind you the fact that The Wind in the Willows works at all is something of a miracle the elements shouldn t really fit together And yet they do The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 readers around the world who have Nation as Mother revelled in each new work and capture the loyalty and imagination of many new Provenzalische Verwicklungen reade. What to say about this fairly Things to leave behind recent trend of writing seuels to classic novels of the early 20th century Actually I uite enjoy it Even if William Horwood is not the writer that Kenneth Grahame was and by definition he couldn t be and nor is he Grahame s eual in ability although that is no disgrace yet it was a joy to spend time with Mole Rat Badger and Mr Toad Horwood does a good job of mimicking their speech patterns and the general writing matches well to Grahame s original at least in those sections were Grahame Lover Awakened Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 revelled in knockabout humour and narrative What the new novel lacks is The Wind in the Willows uniue blend of episodes mixing the English landscape mysticism of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn chapter with the Dickensian The Stench romp of Toad s escape from prison Mind you the fact that The Wind in the Willows works at all is something of a miracle the elements shouldn t The Life Tree Poems really fit together And yet they do

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free read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ò William Horwood William Horwood ò 3 free download read The Willows at Christmas Toad Mole Ratty and Badger return once in a special Christmas tale from the bestselling author of The Willows in Winter Toad Triumphant and The Willows and BeyondThe twelve days of Christmas are fast approaching and Mole is planning to enjoy every one of them with his River Bank friends So when the normally cheerful Mr Toad despairs at the arrival of Mrs Ffleshe a uite impossibly rude house g. 45 stars Much better than the last attempt which felt bleak and disjointed This one did seem to follow the slightly formulaic Toad ends up on trial again approach but in terms of tone it was in keeping with the original and Horwood s first couple


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    free read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ò William Horwood PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] William Horwood ò 3 free download It's Mole's first Christmas on the River Bank after meeting his new friends the Water Rat Otter Badger and Toad Mole is concerned because no one seems to have any Christmas spirit and all his friends find excuses not to attend his holiday festivities Can Mole unravel the mystery of why a mysterious house guest at Toad Hall is ruining the Christmas season for the entire River Bank? The River Bank friends are

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    free read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ò William Horwood William Horwood ò 3 free download PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] This is a good entry into the world of the Wind and the Willows which has been continued by William Horwood He does a pretty good job at bring these classic characters back to life He continues the plotline of Toad doing something wrong going to jail and then getting rescued by his close friends that he often neglects In this story Mole wants to recreate the joy of Christmas he used to have but no one else seems intere

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    PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] free read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ò William Horwood read The Willows at Christmas 45 stars Much better than the last attempt which felt bleak and disjointed This one did seem to follow the slightly formul

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    PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] read The Willows at Christmas Review from BadelyngeBack in the 90s William Horwood wrote three pastiche books that featured the best loved characters from Kenneth Grahame's

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    free read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB ò William Horwood PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] Ok time to leave the willows once and this time on a little of a disappointed note Ok i still cling to the excuse that I got these to read to my son years ago he is now 12 and forever trying to send them to the charity shops but the previous books were even though written in the style of the first most clearly

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    read The Willows at Christmas PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] William Horwood ò 3 free download What to say about this fairly recent trend of writing seuels to classic novels of the early 20th century? Actually I uite enjoy it Even if William Horwood is not the writer that Kenneth Grahame was and by definit

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    PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] I read this book aloud to my children over the Christmas period and they loved it Mole was their favourite character due to his kindness loya

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    PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] It was a very enjoyable really fast paced and very charming Christmas children's book It had really well written illustrations great characters great adventure good humor and a really charming story I haven't read this book in a very

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    PDF FREE [The Willows at Christmas] this book which is placed in times between Kenneth Graham's ''The wind in the willows''and ''The willows in winter'' shows Horwood again as the master storytellerHe adapts the style of the late Graham and Patrick Benson's illustratio

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  • Paperback
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  • The Willows at Christmas
  • William Horwood
  • English
  • 13 May 2019
  • 9780006510260