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Michael de Larrabeiti

May 8th, 2008 (12:38 am)

Sad news...

Daily Telegraph obituary

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Posted by: ms_rebecca_riot (ms_rebecca_riot)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
ratty & mole

that's really interesting. I had no idea the Borribles were so subversive. The number of times I have seen the books in a library somewhere and assumed they were just cosy English children's stories...well, that's learnt me!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)

It's a while since I've read them - I was introduced to them by na_lon many years ago.

Posted by: Polly (jane_somebody)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
hands

Na'Lon will be sorry to hear that, as indeed am I.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)

I doubt I would have liked the stories as a child, being very much Swap Shop over Tiswas, so to speak - but I liked his engagement with the urban landscape, and his sense of London mythology that I suppose could be said to anticipate Neil Gaiman.