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Alan Garner - Author

Alan Garner, the son of Colin and Marjorie Garner, was born ("with the cord wrapped twice round my throat") in his grandmother's front room in Congleton, Cheshire on 17th October 1934, and grew up in Alderley Edge, where his father's family have lived for more than three hundred years, being craftsmen in the area. He completed two years' national service in the Royal Artillery as a Second Lieutenant. He began writing his first novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, at the age of twenty-two.

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The Owl Service
Alan Garner
Chosen as a favourite by Philip Pullman: "[this book] showed how children's literature could sound dark and troubling chords." Carnegie Medal winner, 1967. An all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. The...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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The Owl Service
Alan Garner
Chosen as a favourite by Philip Pullman: "[this book] showed how children's literature could sound dark and troubling chords." Carnegie Medal winner, 1967.An all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. The author...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2007
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The Stone Book Quartet
Alan Garner
Anthony McGowan, Guest Editor June 2015 chose Animal Farm as one of his favourite short novels.. "Garner has a good claim to be our finest living children's writer (although he baulks at such restrictive definitions). His work has always interwoven...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2006
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Elidor
Alan Garner
Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David are lured into a ruined church, where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them into Elidor. It is a world almost destroyed by fear, and the children are charged with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2002
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The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen
Alan Garner
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 One of our 'Must Reads'. Alan Garner weaves together Arthurian Legend and local folklore to stunning effect in this magical adventure. 10 year olds and upwards will devour this weird and wonderful...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2002
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