Sunday, August 17, 2008

Deptford Mice

As somebody noted in a comment, my recent round up of Deptford stories left out The Deptford Mice Trilogy (and various spin-offs) by Robin Jarvis, a series of children's books.

The books include a number of Greenwich and Deptford locations, including St Nicholas Church, the old Deptford power station and the Cutty Sark. The friendly mice 'honour the green spirits of the land as Man once did and every spring they hold a celebration for the awakening year, calling to the Green Mouse to ripen the wheat and see them safe' (The Dark Portal), whilst their enemies the sewer rats perform dark sorcery on Blackheath for their evil god Jupiter (SPOILER ALERT - who turns out to be a cat!).

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