What books has William Horwood written?
What books are to come?
How can I get copies of the books?
How can I contact William Horwood?
Wasn't The Wolves of Time supposed to be a trilogy?
In The Stonor Eagles, what is a Sleark?
How do I pronounce those names?
Who does this website?
What books has William Horwood written?
Duncton Wood is about a community of Moles and was the first novel William Horwood wrote. It was first published in 1980. The sequels Duncton Quest (1988) and Duncton Found (1989 ) conclude The Duncton Chronicles. The second Duncton trilogy, The Book of Silence, are the three books Duncton Tales (1991), Duncton Rising, and Duncton Stone.
"The Museum Bell" is a short story about humans, with elements of fantasy or surrealism. This was published in Lands of Never: an anthology of modern fantasy in 1983.
The Stonor Eagles is a standalone novel about White-tailed Sea Eagles and Humans, and was first published in 1982. Callanish (1984) is about Golden Eagles and Humans.
Skallagrigg is a 1987 standalone novel entirely about Humans.
The Willows in Winter is William Horwood's sequels to Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows and was first publsihed in 1994. Toad Triumphant, The Willows and Beyond, and The Willows at Christmas are Horwood's other Tales of the Willows.
The Woles of Time is a duology (two-book series) comprised of Journeys to the Heartland and Seekers at the WulfRock. These were published in 1995 and 1997 .
The Boy With No Shoes is William Horwood's fictionalised autobiography (2004).
William Horwood has co-authored historical mystery fiction with Helen Rappaport. Dark Hearts of Chicago was published in 2007, then in 2008 as City of Dark Hearts by "James Conan".
Hyddenworld: Spring was published in February 2010 by Pan Macmillan, and is the first in a new fantasy series.
There will be three other books in the Hyddenworld series, forming a quartet, one to be published each year, with the second, Awakening, in August 2011.
The Codburg Conspiracy, under the name James Conan, was due to be published in 2009 or 2010, but has been postponed.
I'm assuming here that you've already tried local libraries and bookstores.
Some books can still be ordered, new or second-hand, from Amazon.co.uk. A source for second hand books is Abe Books, which searches a huge number of secondhand bookstores worldwide. Another method is to search online auction sites such as eBay.
The usual procedure is to write to an author c/o his publisher. The address given in The Boy with no Shoes published by Hodder Headline is
c/o Headline Book Publishing
338 Euston Road
London NW1 3BH
However, it has been many years since he has been able to read all the letters sent to him, let alone answer.
As of February 2010, William Horwood has now an official website and blog at http://www.williamhorwood.co.uk/ (Down as of June 2012.)
This website, WilliamHorwood.net, is a fan website rather than an official one. I do not have an e-mail address for William Horwood and I have no ability to forward messages to him.
Yes, that was the original plan. However, it did not comes to pass. To quote the answer William Horwood gave to me in August 1999, when I asked this question:
When Volume 1 [ of The Wolves of Time ] was published in the UK as a hardback it was extremely successful. Unfortunately a trade dispute between the publisher HarperCollins and our biggest book retailer WH Smith meant that the latter took punitive action against the former in the autumn of WOLVES 1 paperbacking, along with two other of that publisher's autumn titles. As a result Volume 1 of Wolves was effectively wiped out. Because trilogies rely on a high sale of the initial volume to sell on the next two volumes there was statistically no chance of Vols 2 & 3 having significant sales. Publishers and the public are unforgiving and attach blame to authors not themselves and booksellers [...] I myself took the decision to rewrite Volume 2 to include the main part of Volume 3. Effectively it was Volume 2 that was scrapped not Volume 3.
Sleark is another, local name for a Golden Eagle.
I haven't had the definitive word on many of them, but for a few:
Characters in The Duncton Chronicles:
Tryfan [ Trih - fan ] or [ Trih - fin ]
Alternatively, Andria Police mentioned that "I speak a bit [of Welsh], and Tryfan is pronounced tree-van. The "F" in welsh is spoken as a "V", and the double "FF" is spoken as "F"."
Jim Finnis wrote that "correctly, this name is pronounced "TRUHvan". The UH is a schwa sound, like the "o" in "honey"."
Characters in The Stonor Eagles:
Cuillin [ Coo - lin ] — Rhymes with 'win'
Finse [ Fins ] As in Fish, as the character himself mentions at one point in the novel.
Bjorg [ Bee - org ] — The 'g' is soft. (Supposition on my part, following the pattern of 'fjord'.)
Characters in The Wolves of Time:
On being asked about these three, William Horwood do not offer a pronounciation, but agreed that those I offered "sounded fine". Specifically about the name Jicin, he said that he had never considered it as a name to be said aloud—had chosen it instead as something with looked good and worked well on the page.
Dendrine [ Den - dreen ] — Rhymes with 'clean' — Emphasis on the seconnd sylable.
Vollutt [ Voll - utt ] — Rhymes with 'cut'
Jicin [ Jih - kin ] — My own inclination has been to rhyme with 'thin' — Emphasis on the first syllable. There's a fair bit of debate about this one. I've tended to lilt it as [ Jih - ken ], and I've run into two people who pronounce it with a soft 'c', as [ Jih - sin ].)
My name is Katherine Delany, and I live in Canada. I'm a library paraprofessional.
I began this website in 1997.
This website is a fan website rather than an official one. I do not have an e-mail address for William Horwood and I have no ability to forward messages to him.
As of February 2010, William Horwood has now an official website at http://www.williamhorwood.co.uk/