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Description - The Owl Service by Alan Garner

Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. Featuring a new introduction by Philip Pullman.

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007127894
ISBN-10: 0007127898
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Garner

Alan Garner was born in Cheshire on 17th October 1934, and his childhood was spent in Alderley Edge, where his family has lived for more than four hundred years. He was awarded the OBE in 2001, for his services to literature.

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