Helochares obscurus is a species of Hydrophilidae in the Hydrophilinae subfamily that can be found in Austria, Baltic states, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain including the Isle of Man, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

The Borrowers Avenged is a children’s fantasy novel by Mary Norton, published in 1982 by Viking Kestrel in the UK and Harcourt in the US. It was the last of five books in a series that is usually called The Borrowers, inaugurated by The Borrowers in 1952. The Borrowers Avenged was written more than 20 years after its predecessor The Borrowers Aloft (1961). It is about twice as long as the others at nearly 300 pages; the 1966 British omnibus edition of four novels was only 699 pages.

The book received a positive reception by critics. New York magazine called it a “well-drawn portrait¬†…wittily told” while Country Life called it “a modern classic in the making”. The Borrowers Avenged details the events following the escape of the tiny Clock family from the attic of the scheming humans Mr and Mrs Platter and their search for a new home. After returning to the Little Fordham model village, the Clocks set out in Spiller’s boat for their new home, the rectory of the local church.

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