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The Owl Service

The Owl Service (Paperback, New edition)

By Garner, Alan

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 9780007254743
Published 6 August 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780007254743
ISBN-10 0007254741
Stock Out of stock
Status Publication Cancelled
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication Date 6 August 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Legends, Wales, Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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. 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. Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are drawn into the relentless replay of an old Welsh legend -- a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that tragedy is the only outcome unless one of them has the strength to change the pattern of events.

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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

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Author's Bio

Alan Garner was born and still lives in Cheshire, an area which has had a profound effect on his writing and provided the seed of many ideas worked out in his books. His fourth book, 'The Owl Service' brought Alan Garner to everyone's attention. It won two important literary prizes -- The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal -- and was made into a serial by Granada Television. It has established itself as a classic and Alan Garner as a writer of great distinction.

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