We have now reissued The Borribles as an ebook special, with a fabulous new cover (see image, right) and wonderful extra material - including an introduction by China Miéville, who calls the books 'an extraordinary, classic trilogy'. Neil Gaiman has also said on his blog that the Borribles 'were remarkable, and definitely were one of the streams that fed into Neverwhere.'
These titles have clearly made a big impression, also shown by the fact that they've been published so many times, in so many countries. There are a dizzying array of past covers - and here are a few of them for you to enjoy below. You can see how the Borribles have evolved (as it were!) over time and in translation. For more praise, there's a wonderful write-up on the trilogy by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing, plus they've also put up a free extract.
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SELECTED PRAISE FOR THE TRILOGY
‘Michael de Larrabeiti’s stunning trilogy, put simply, comprises three of my very, very favourite books ever . . . May they mean as much to you as they do to me’
'The Borribles -- pointy eared street children, battling the police and evil rodents in the alleys and underground of a mythic London -- were remarkable, and definitely were one of the streams that fed into Neverwhere'
‘The adventures of The Hobbit and the rabbits of Watership Down are more than once called to mind . . . and de Larrabeiti has brought something of these mythologies to the street markets and the back alleys of South London and the thronged waterways of the Thames itself’
More information on ebook publication dates:
The Borribles is now available
The Borribles Go for Broke is published in February
The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis is published in March
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