Elidor by Alan Garner
  

Elidor

Written by Alan Garner
Part of the Essential Modern Classics Series

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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 guarding its Treasures. But then the evil forces find a way to this world.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Four seemingly ordinary Manchester children are swept up into a mythical battle of unearthly forces in a strange land, Elidor - forces that, eerily, can pursue them into their own suburban street upsetting the T. V. reception, for instance. A gripping adventure fantasy that compels belief.
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Elidor by 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 guarding its Treasures. But then the evil forces find a way to this world.

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Funny and wise Cressida Cowell, author of 'How to Train Your Dragon

'An altogether remarkable book, one that should delight any bright child, and that will be no burden for a parent to read aloud. Related with unflagging wit and a marvellous sense of the fun to be had with words, this book will be enjoyed by children for years to come.'

'Each detail, ordinary or sinister, establishes atmosphere, background or character exactly. Elidor is a remarkable book: intelligent, rich and terrifying.'

'One of the most significant books in my life...One of the greatest and most influential fantasy novels of the last hundred years. Garth Nix'

About the Author

Alan Garner
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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Alan Garner
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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

5th August 2002

ISBN

9780007274789

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