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The Owl Service

The Owl Service (Paperback, 50th Anniversary edition)

By Garner, Alan

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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.

ISBN 9780007127894
Barcode 9780007127894
Published 1 September 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, 50th Anniversary edition
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ISBN-13 9780007127894
ISBN-10 0007127898
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 1 September 2002
International Publication Date 5 August 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 50th Anniversary edition
Edition 50th Anniversary edition
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 170g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 49562

Description of this Book

Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an book combines mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships. 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

NZ Review !A rare imaginative feat and the taste that it leaves is haunting. The Observer This book is a superb piece of architecture in which every detail plays its proper part. Growing Point Alan Garner's The Owl Service is not meant only for children or anyone else; it's a novel; and not many better novels will be published this year!The power grows, throbs nearer, builds to unbearable tension, and comes to wild release in the last few pages. The Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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