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Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques

Biography

His books have thrilled readers all over the world. Inspired by the classic adventure stories of his childhood, not to mention his many real-life travels, Brian Jacques has conjured up the magical world of Redwall and now the equally unforgettable Castaways of the Flying Dutchman.

THE BASICS
Born: Liverpool, June 15th 1939
Jobs: Merchant Seaman, Railway Fireman, Longshoreman, Truck Driver, Bus Driver, Boxer, Police Constable, Post Master, Stand-up comic, Radio presenter, Author.
Lives: Liverpool
First Book: Redwall, 1985

THE BOOKS
Brian Jacques (pronounced “Jakes”) was born into a Liverpool Irish family on the eve of World War Two and grew up close to the docks. He began reading at an early age and was especially keen on adventure stories by writers such as Daniel Defoe, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edgar Rice Burroughs. From the age of ten, Brian attended St. John’s School. On hi...

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NAME:
Brian Jacques (pronounced ‘jakes’)

DATE OF BIRTH:
15 June 1939

PLACE OF BIRTH:
Liverpool, England

FAVOURITE BOOKS:
The works of Mario Puzo, Damon Runyon, and P. G. Wodehouse are amongst Brian’s favourites. That is when he has time to read!

FAVOURITE MUSIC:
As you may already know Brian loves opera, but all music is a must ‘I could not live without music’

MOST TREASURED POSSESSION:
Teddy. Brian’s West Highland Terrier!

Did you enjoy reading as a child?
I loved reading adventure stories by Daniel Defoe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Kenneth Graeme. I remember saving up to buy copies of The Iliad and The Odyssey, these ancient Greek stories definitely shaped my imagination when I was young.

The sea is very important in your stories, why is this?
When I left school I be...

Bibliography

Published by Puffin

The Wind in the Willows jacket image
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Puffin Classic
  • Paperback: Feb 28 2008
  • 8 - AND UP years
Doomwyte jacket image
  • Doomwyte
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 02 2009
  • 9 - 13 years
The Wind in the Willows jacket image
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Puffin Classic
  • Hardback: Jun 02 2011
  • 8 - AND UP years
Eulalia! jacket image
  • Eulalia!
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Jun 05 2008

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