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The Owl Service

The Owl Service

Winner of the Guardian Award and Carnegie Medal in 1968. In a secluded Welsh valley ringed by wild mountains, the characters and quarrels of three young people unfold as a tragic legend recurs. Two rivals in love once killed each other, leaving successive generations to play out ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780001024397
Barcode 9780001024397
Published 7 June 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
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Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Read by Powell, Robert
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ISBN-13 9780001024397
ISBN-10 0001024396
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 7 June 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Read by Powell, Robert
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 106mm
Height: 139mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 132g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

An all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. Read by Robert Powell 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1968 -- Winner of Carnegie Medal 1967
NZ Review ...A rare imaginative feat and the taste that it leaves is haunting. The Observer

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Author's Bio

Alan Garner was born in Cheshire, where he still lives today. His first book -The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - was published in 1960.

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