The Owl Service
Written by Alan Garner
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Chosen as a favourite by Philip Pullman: "[this book] showed how children's literature could sound dark and troubling chords."
Carnegie Medal winner, 1967.
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The Owl Service by Alan Garner
It all begins with the scratching in the ceiling. From the moment Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, a chain of events is set in progress that is to effect everybody's lives. Relentlessly, Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are drawn into the replay of a tragic Welsh legend -- a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that only by accepting and facing the situation can it be resolved.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
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2nd April 2007
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