[bksvol-discuss] Re: Brian Jacques has died, Redwall author

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 20:02:40 -0800 (PST)

Oh, that's too bad. And just a week or two after we added the last of his 
Redwall books, thanks to Lissi. Actually there are 2 tribes book left, but 
than that, I think we have all the Redwall books. I'll try to add the other 
tribes books. 

RIP, Brian!


From: Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, February 9, 2011 4:53:44 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Brian Jacques has died, Redwall author

Dear Booksharian Friends,

Knowing several of you are fans of Redwall, I'm passing along this sad news. It 
is interesting that the Redwall stories were written for students at a school 
for the blind in Liverpool England where the author was born.

Redwall author Brian Jacques dies aged 71

A former merchant sailor whose children's books sold millions
worldwide has died aged 71.

Brian Jacques' Redwall series of books were translated into 29
languages and sold 20m globally. He first wrote the series, set in an
abbey populated by animals, for children at the Royal Wavertree
School for the Blind in Liverpool.

The Liverpool-born writer's weekly show, Jakestown, ran on BBC Radio
Merseyside for more than 20 years.

He died after a heart attack at the weekend and leaves a wife and
two grown up sons.

Mr Jacques grew up near to the docks in Liverpool and when he left
school at 15, travelled the world as a merchant seaman. In the
sixties, with his two brothers, he formed a folk group called The
Liverpool Fishermen.

He wrote 21 novels in the Redwall series, which were also turned
into a TV series and an opera. Some critics compared them to JRR
Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings and Watership Down by Richard Adams.

Even as a child he showed literary talent. He was caned by a teacher
who could not believe that a 10-year-old could write so well when he
penned a short story about a bird who cleaned a crocodile's teeth.

LINK: <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-12380763>

Sadly, and Always with love


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