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Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England on June 15, 1939. After he finished St. John's School at the age of fifteen, he became a merchant seaman and travelled to numerous ports including New York, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Yokohama. Tiring of the lonely life of a sailor, he returned to Liverpool where he worked as a railway fireman, a longshoreman, a long-distance truck driver, a bus driver, a boxer, a police constable, a postmaster, and a stand-up comic. During the sixties, he was a member of the folk singing group The Liverpool Fishermen. He wrote both poetry and music, but he began his writing career in earnest as a playwright. His three stage plays Brown Bitter, Wet Nellies, and Scouse have been performed at the Everyman Theatre. He wrote Redwall for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool, where he delivered milk as a truck driver. His style of writing is very descriptive, because of the nature of his first audience, for whom he painted pictures with words, so that they could see them in their imaginations. After Alan Durband, his childhood English teacher, read Redwall, he showed it to a publisher without telling Jacques. This event led to a contract for the first five books in the Redwall series. He also wrote the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. He died on February 5, 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Redwall… (more)
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Redwall (Author) 10,458 copies, 140 reviews
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Salamandastron 3,936 copies, 11 reviews
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The Long Patrol 3,098 copies, 8 reviews
The Pearls of Lutra 3,097 copies, 8 reviews
The Legend of Luke 3,015 copies, 5 reviews
Marlfox 2,933 copies, 3 reviews
Lord Brocktree 2,931 copies, 7 reviews
Taggerung (Author) 2,467 copies, 7 reviews
Triss 2,227 copies, 4 reviews
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Rakkety Tam 1,580 copies, 8 reviews
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman 1,532 copies, 19 reviews
High Rhulain 1,357 copies, 2 reviews
Eulalia! 1,046 copies, 9 reviews
The Angel's Command 986 copies, 9 reviews
Doomwyte 780 copies, 8 reviews
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The Great Redwall Feast 551 copies, 6 reviews
Voyage of Slaves 521 copies, 4 reviews
The Rogue Crew 481 copies, 3 reviews
A Redwall Winter's Tale 334 copies, 1 review
Redwall: The Graphic Novel 324 copies, 18 reviews
The Redwall Cookbook 241 copies, 3 reviews
Seven Strange & Ghostly Tales 209 copies, 5 reviews
The Redwall Series, Books 1-22 11 copies, 1 review
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The Redwall Series 1 copy, 1 review
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The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
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