This fabulous final book in the Borrible trilogy by Michael de Larrabeiti is now out, marking the last of these fabulous ebook reissues. These anarchic tales are set in a shadowy London and feature Borribles, akin to runaway children, and we follow their anti-authoritarian adventures across the capital.
These modern classics are loved by China Miéville, Neil Gaiman and many more, and to show their enduring appeal, they will feature on BBC Scotland's Culture show this afternoon! Here's a link to the show (you can listen again to this for another six days, between 40:05-51:05 minutes into the programme) and we'll be sure to share it after broadcast for those who want to catch the feature. Also, here's the stunning new cover for this ebook reissue of The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis, designed by Jo Thomson of our Pan Macmillan art department. These tales were written for children, but will be loved by readers of all ages.
In the last installment of this great adventure, Battersea is no longer safe for Borribles. The London Police are closing in, using their Special Borrible Group - a secret unit dedicated to finding Borribles and clipping their ears. Driven on by the fanatical Inspector Sussworth, the SBG is determined to wipe out Borribles once and for all. It's now time to break away, escort their old friend Sam to safety in Neasden, then return to the old Borrible life of independence and freedom. So begins a perilous trek across the dark metropolis - a journey that will test the courage and cunning of the adventurers to the very limits.
If you want to know more about the feisty Borribles, here are some more articles we hope you'll enjoy:
- Archive Borribles covers, across a host of different countries and decades
- Cory Doctorow's heartfelt recent review on Boing Boing
- Rose and Aimee de Larrabeiti tell of growing up with the Borribles, their father's creation
- An extract from Book One, The Borribles