Imminent British Author Brian Jacques Passes Away At 71

February 8th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
bailLiverpool, Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Highly acclaimed English author Brian Jacques, who attained wide fame for penning down the ‘Redwall’ series of novels breathed his last on Saturday at a medical facility in Liverpool in England. The much-loved British author who was often regarded as one of the very best children’s book writer all across the world, was 71 at the time of his demise. According to family sources, Brian Jacques was admitted to the Royal Liverpool Hospital over the weekend after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest but despite the unrelenting efforts of the doctors to save him, he passed away on February 5.

The news of the imminent author’s sudden demise has indeed sent shock waves across the literary world while many of his ardent fans and readers still finding it hard to believe that Brian Jacques is no more. Over his writing career spanning across decades, the highly-acclaimed writer’s books is known to have been translated into 29 different languages and over the years, his books have sold a whopping 20 million copies all across the globe. Apart from his literary career, Brian Jacques was also associated with a radio show titled ‘Jackstown’ who was broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside for more than two decades.

Other than his highly-popular and critically acclaimed ‘Redwall’ series of novel, Brian Jacques also penned down a number of other commendable works which includes, ‘Castaways of the Flying Dutchman’ series, two collections of short stories like ‘The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns’ as well as the ‘Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales. He completed the ‘Redwall’ series with 21 novels which was later adapted for television screen as well as soap opera.

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