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Marlfox ***SIGNED***

Brian Jacques

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ISBN 10: 0091768500 / ISBN 13: 9780091768508
Published by Hutchinson, London, 1998
Used Condition: Near Fine Hard Cover
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First British Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the half title page. Near Fine book in Near Fine dust jacket. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Please check our inventory for additional titles signed by Brian Jacques. Bookseller Inventory # 009636

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Title: Marlfox ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Hutchinson, London

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Fangorn

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed By the Author on the Half Title Page

Edition: 1st British Edition, 1st Printing.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When three young residents of Redwall Abbey go on a quest to recover a tapestry stolen by the Marlfoxes, their bravery removes the curse of these evil animals on a lost island.

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For this enchanting novel Brian Jacques has brought to bear the experience of his eventful and adventuresome life, a life which has taken him all over the world and seen him variously described as folk singer, playwright, and broadcaster. No doubt his usual writing environment--garden in summer, conservatory in winter--provides him with the ideal theater for observing the wildlife on which the book's unusual central characters are based.

It is, perhaps, appropriate that the story line revolves around the theft of the famous Redwall Tapestry, for Marlfox is a richly woven tapestry, skillfully running together threads of the magical and mythical with the "natural world," to give its audience a heady blend of fairy tale and medieval adventure. The result is a tale of grand themes and conflicting human passions played out against a backdrop of humor and uncertainty; yet the author manages never to lose sight of the reality of life as experienced by the human and animal kingdoms alike.

Young readers will gorge themselves on this literary feast, a spread worthy of comparison to other classics in this vein such as The Hobbit, Duncton Wood, The Mythical Knights of the Round Table, and the stories of C.S. Lewis.

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