Thursday, February 10, 2011

Brian Jacques, RIP

Aidan devoured a goodly number of the Redwall books, and I would often read parts of them to him at bedtime in my ridiculous invented accents and dialects. I am certain Mr. Jacques would not have heard his Welsh (Cornish?) miners in the voices I gave to his moles, and that he never intended any of his characters to speak in the cheesy Aussie accent I gave to his hares. But none of that matters much... the books were full of life and derring-do, and of course sumptuous descriptions of food. We named our cat Matthias after the heroic Arthurian mouse of the inaugural novel in the series.

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