Don’t be put off by the fact that this is a book about moles, because it a great story of love, hate, violence, forgiveness and courage.
A re-read for me, this has always been my favourite of the Duncton books. There are six in all, three in the Duncton Chronicles and three in the other series. But this is the best of them, I felt that the others got a little too bogged down in philosophy and Horwood turned slightly preachy with his pacifist moles.
Despite that, I will be on the lookout for the others in this series as I had forgotten how well written they were. These moles are full of life and personality, yet at the same time they remain moles throughout the book.
In essence this is a love story between Bracken and Rebecca, but it is also the story of how violence and hatred can be overcome.