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The Borribles

The Borribles (Volume 1)

Michael de Larrabeiti

Tor Teen

What is a Borrible? Borribles are runaways who dwell in the shadows of London. Apart from their pointed ears, they look just like ordinary children. They live by their wits and a few Borrible laws-the chief one being, Don't Get Caught! The Borribles are outcasts-but they wouldn't have it any other way....
One night, the Borribles of Battersea discover a Rumble-one of the giant, rat-shaped creatures who are their ancient enemy-in their territory. Fearing an invasion, an elite group of Borrible fighters set out on what will become known in legend as The Great Rumble Hunt. So begins the first of the three epic adventures in Michael de Larrabeiti's classic trilogy, where excitement, violence, low cunning, greed, generosity, treachery, and bravery exist side by side.

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1The swirling rain-clouds rushed on revealing the bright moon, and the two Borribles dodged behind the bushes and kept as quiet as they could. There was danger in the air and they could feel it. It would pay to be cautious.'Strewth,' said Knocker, the chief lookout of the Battersea tribe, 'what a bloody cheek, coming down here without so much as a by-your-leave.'Lightfinger, Knocker's companion, agreed. 'Diabolical liberty I call it ... nasty bit of work, covered in fur like nylon hearthrugs ... snouts like traffic cones ... like rats, aren't they?''There's a big one, just getting
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"A strong and vivid fantasy, much recommended."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Michael de Larrabeiti

  • Michael de Larrabeiti was brought up in Battersea. He is the author of two more books about the Borribles--The Borribles Go For Broke and The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis--as well as many other books. He has three grown-up daughters and lives with his wife in Oxfordshire.
  • Michael de Larrabeiti
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