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College - Sussex.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Russell Hoban, author, dies aged 86

Author Russell Hoban, whose novel Riddley Walker was described by Anthony Burgess as "what literature is meant to be", has died aged 86. Hoban, born in Pennsylvania but a resident of London for more than 30 years, first made a name for himself with his children's books; his series about Frances the badger and his novel The Mouse and His Child are acclaimed as modern classicsrrently have in stock by Hoban,  'La Corona and the Tin Frog', A Near Thing for Cvaptain Najork (Illus by Quentin Blake, 1st edition);A Bargain for Frances (Pbk); Bread and Jam for Frances (Pbk); A Baby Sister for Frances (pbk); The Dancing Tigers (1st edition); Harvey's Hideout (1st edition); Tom and the Two Handles (1st edition); The Marzipan Pig - Illustrated by quentin blake (1st edition); The Great Fruit Gum Robbery; Big John Turkle (1st ed); Crocodile & Pierrot; 

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