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The Owl Service (Paperback, 50th Anniversary edition)

By Garner, Alan

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A 50th Anniversary Edition featuring a new introduction by Philip Pullman, THE OWL SERVICE is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.

ISBN 9780008248505
Barcode 9780008248505
Published 17 October 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, 50th Anniversary edition
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ISBN-13 9780008248505
ISBN-10 0008248508
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 17 October 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 50th Anniversary edition
Edition 50th Anniversary edition
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 270g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 927551

Description of this Book

A 50th Anniversary Edition featuring a new introduction by Philip Pullman, THE OWL SERVICE 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.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 -Alan Garner's fiction is something special. Garner's fantasies were smart and challenging, based in the here and the now, in which real English places emerged from the shadows of folklore, and in which people found themselves walking, living and battling their way through the dreams and patterns of myth.--- Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline-Alan Garner is indisputably the great originator, the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien, and in many respects better than Tolkien, because deeper and more truthful. His work is where human emotion and mythic resonance, sexuality and geology, modernity and memory and craftsmanship meet and cross-fertilise. Any country except Britain would have long ago recognised his importance, and celebrated it with postage stamps and statues and street-names. But that's the way with us: our greatest prophets go unnoticed by the politicians and the owners of media empires. I salute him with the most heartfelt respect and admiration.--- Philip PullmanON WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN: -The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the most important books in children's fantasy. It has been an enormous inspiration to me and countless other writers, and is as enjoyable and fascinating now as it was when I first read it, wide-eyed and mesmerised, at the age of ten.--- Garth Nix

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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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