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The Island of Whispers

The Island of Whispers (Paperback)

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Set on a rocky islet lying in the shadow of the Forth Railway Bridge, this superbly written tale centres on the creatures who inhabit it - a huge colony of rats who have made their home beneath the crumbling ruins of the monastery. 'Home' is hardly the word for the native black creatures however, who live under the cruel dictatorship of the larger brown rats who took over the colony when they first arrived in their masses from a passing foreign ship. Of the original black rats Twisted Foot is a rodent on a mission, and one cannot help but feel compassion for our protagonist as he carries us along with him through his trials and tribulations, until finally deciding to take matters into his own hands and make a bid for freedom. This is a delightful and cleverly constructed story. With his excellent powers of description Brendan Gisby has produced an enthralling and utterly fascinating book - and one which is an absolute 'must' for anyone who has ever read and enjoyed Watership Down.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Black Leaf Publishing Publication Date: 12/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9781907407109  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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