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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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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Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 1968
Winner of Carnegie Medal 1967
||...A rare imaginative feat and the taste that it leaves is haunting. The Observer
Alan Garner was born in Cheshire, where he still lives today. His first book -The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - was published in 1960.