Author(s): William Horwood
Based on his own remarkable childhood in south-east England after the Second World War and using all the skills that went into the creation of his modern classics Duncton Wood, Skallagrigg and The Willows in Winter, William Horwood has created an inspiring story of childhood loss, personal survival and self-affirmation.
'Beautifully written' -- Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller 20041217 'A powerfully moving memoir' -- Daily Telegraph 20050423
William Horwood was born in Oxford in 1944, the illegitimate last child of five. He was a feature editor with the Daily Mail until 1978 when he began work on the first of his now classic Duncton Chronicles series which became instant international bestsellers. William has been married three times, has six children and now lives in Oxford, just a few hundred yards from where he was born.