First in The Wind in Winter and then in Toad Triumphant, William
Horwood memorably recaptured the idyllic world of The Wind in the Willows.
Now, after many escapades together, Mole, Ratty, Badger, Otter and the
exasperating Toad are approaching the autumn of their lives and preparing to
hand over to the next generation. Yet there are still plenty of surprises in
store, for young and old - especially when the much-loved River Bank suddenly
comes under dire threat.
In The Willows and Beyond, illustrated by the award-winning Patrick
Benson, the highly popular Tales of the Willows reach a compelling and
moving conclusion - and Toad of Toad Hall has his finest hour.