In the year 1939, Brian Jacques (www.redwallabbey.com) was born in Liverpool. He dropped out of school at the age of fifteen and worked as a docker, a truck driver, a cop, and a stand-up comedian before turning to writing. Redwall, his first novel, was written for the youngsters of a Liverpool school for the blind. Since 1986, his detailed writing style has enthralled readers ranging in age from 8 to 80. His writings have received international praise and have been adapted into a television series.