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Kenneth Grahame - Author

About the Author

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but in early childhood, after being orphaned, moved to live with his grandmother on the banks of the River Thames in southern England. He was an outstanding pupil at St Edward's School in Oxford and wanted to attend Oxford University but was not allowed to do so by his guardian on grounds of cost. Instead he was sent to work at the Bank of England in 1879, and rose through the ranks until retiring as its Secretary in 1908 due to ill health. In addition to ill health, Grahame's retirement was precipitated in 1903 by a strange, possibly political, shooting incident at the bank. Grahame was shot at three times, all of them missed. Grahame's marriage to Elspeth Thomson was an unhappy one. They had only one child, a boy named Alastair, who was born blind in one eye and was plagued by health problems throughout his short life. Alastair eventually committed suicide on a railway track while an undergraduate at Oxford University, two days before his 20th birthday on 7 May, 1920. Out of respect for Kenneth Grahame, Alastair's demise was recorded as an accidental death. Kenneth Grahame died in Pangbourne, Berkshire in 1932.

Featured books by Kenneth Grahame

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

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Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2015

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad in their adventures and antics, from venturing into the dark and dangerous Wild Wood to simply messing about in boats.

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Other books by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows Illustrate Your Own

The Wind in the Willows Illustrate Your Own

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

Ever wanted to illustrate a book? Now you can. Wind in the Willows was originally published with just a single illustration. The most famous versions of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger are probably E.H. Shephard's, published in 1931; one of the best-known illustrators of all time, Shephard also illustrated the children's classic Winnie the Pooh. This volume contains the complete text of this classic title, along with more than 50 empty frames - waiting to be filled with your own art.

The Wind in the Willows Green Puffin Classics

The Wind in the Willows Green Puffin Classics

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

One of 4 special Puffin Classics designed to raise awareness of world environmental issues. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with kindly Badger and rumbustious fun with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. But deep in the Wild Wood the villainous weasels lurk, intent on causing trouble... Surrounded by the secret beauty of riverbanks and forests, this special edition of The Wind in the Willows is inspired by Earth Day, and introduced by actor and environmental activist Bonnie Wright.the much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. Also in Green Puffin Classics THE JUNGLE BOOK THE CALL OF THE WILD THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

One of the most famous animal stories of all time, The Wind in the Willows is a classic that has been entertaining children and adults alike for over a hundred years. The Wild Wood seems a terrifying place to Mole, until one day he pokes his nose out of his burrow and finds it's full of friends. He meets brave Ratty, kind old Badger and the rascally Mr Toad, and together they go adventuring . . . but the Wild Wood doesn't just contain friends, there are also the sinister weasels and stoats, and they capture Toad Hall when Mr Toad is in jail. How will he escape? And can the friends fight together to save Toad Hall? Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is a classic animal adventure that charms and enthrals. This hardback edition contains the original full-colour illustrations by E H Shepard, a partnership that has never been bettered. A perfect gift for children aged 9 and above.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

The wind in the willows

The wind in the willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2019

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

The Wind in the Willows (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

The Wind in the Willows (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2019

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