A Bag of Moonshine by Alan Garner

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In simple, direct language that conjures up the earthy magic of age-old tales from all over the British Isles (some familiar, some less so) Garner casts his customary spell over all-comers. A valuable collection, excellently presented and illustrated in colour and line.
~ The Good Book Guide


A Bag of Moonshine by Alan Garner

Stunning new CollinsVoyager edition of Alan Garner's collection of folklore. Boggarts and gowks, fools and hobgoblins are only some of the strange and wonderful creatures in A Bag of Moonshine - a veritable treasure trove of stories chosen from the folklore of England and Wales. There are 22 tales in all, beautifully illustrated in black and whitel by prize-winning illustrator Patrick Lynch.

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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144 pages
Interest Age: From 8 To 13


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Publication date

4th February 2002



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