February 7, 2011 | goulds
Beloved British author of the famous Redwall series, Brian Jacques, died of a heart attack in Liverpool, England on February 5th at the age of 71. Although best known for the Redwall animal fantasy series, which has been translated into 29 languages, he did write other books. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman is an awesome adventure series with magic, action, and enlightenment. I was really looking forward to book #4. Redwall fans will be glad to know, however, that the last book in that series, The Rogue Crew, will still be published this year. His novels have sold more then 20 million copies worldwide.
Jacques wrote his first story at age ten about a bird who cleaned a crocodile's teeth. It was so good that his teacher assumed he had plagiarized it and hit him with a cane. Before turning to writing full time, Jacques held jobs as a merchant seaman, a truck driver, a bus driver, a railway fireman, a boxer, a postman, a stand-up comic, a longshoreman and a policeman. Until recently he hosted a radio show, Jakestown, on BBC radio. Learn more about this late great author and his works by visiting this official website.
Thank You, Brian, for the zillions of hours of reading pleasure you gave to us!