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House of Tribes Hardcover – 9 Nov 1995


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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (9 Nov. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593033760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593033760
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,578,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Garry Douglas Kilworth was born in York in 1941. He began travelling the minute his feet hit the ground. As a service brat he was raised in various counties of England, in Aden, and in Singapore. He went to military school at the age of 15 and served in the RAF until 33, in Kenya, Aden, Maldives, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Germany and Malta. On leaving the RAF he had his first short story published in the Sunday Times. Novels with Faber and Faber, and Penguin Books, followed shortly afterwards. After working for Cable and Wireless in the Caribbean for 8 years he turned full-time writer and to date has 125 short stories and 70 novels published. He has worked in several genres, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, General Fiction, Children's books, Historical Fiction and Military Crime novels. Garry is still married to Annette, the girl he met when she was 17 and he 19. They have two children, a boy and a girl, now in their forties, and five beloved grandchildren, Alexander being the boy in the photograph. Garry Kilworth's main influences have been: Rudyard Kipling, HG Wells, Julio Cortazar and a whole raft of modern authors, many of them now friends.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. P. Sedgwick VINE VOICE on 13 May 2004
Format: Hardcover
A house populated by several antagonistic tribes of mice is the unlikely setting for this book by Garry Kilworth, told from the perspective of the rodents! Kilworth does a great job of getting the reader to identify with the animals rather than the people in the story, even though they are a species we're accustomed to disliking. Indeed, by the time I was a quarter of the way through the book I was thoroughly on the side of the mice!
The book tells the story of Pedlar, a mouse from the countryside who is compelled to leave his home and enter a nearby house. His arrival triggers a chain of events which completely alter the whole nature of the home which the mice have made for themselves.
This is the third of Kilworth's animal fantasies that I have read. All of them are good, but of those I have read I think I just preferred Frost Dancers to this book (but if I had read them the other way round I might be saying the opposite).
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By Douglas Brown on 22 Mar. 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Originally had this book in paperback but decided to take advantage of the good price and get it in hardback now. Have read this book repeatedly over the years and always find it entertaining and happily come back to it again. An interesting and amusing read, I recommend this to anyone with an interest in nature as well as a wider interest in the nature of things (including human beings!) Have to agree with previous reviwers though, you'll think twice about setting mousetraps in the future after reading this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Roberts on 14 Dec. 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a very funny well written story that should delight anyone from the age of 8 to 80. I loved it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Feb. 2003
Format: Hardcover
This was actually the first book by Garry Kilworth that I read, but it persuaded me to read more of this genre and by the author himself.
Joining Pedlar the country mouse as he steps into the complicated world of the house is a terrific read - the characters and their personalities blended with typical Kilworth subtle humour made it hard for me to put the book down.
This book is definitely for anyone after a light but involving story - I recommend!
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