Tags » Alan Garner

Brisingamen and Gomrath...

You may see the title of this post and your mind might jump right back to being a teenager and reading books by Alan Garner; his books are a curious mixture of myth and legend woven into the present, continual cycles of past events repeating themselves in the present and no doubt will do again in the future. 390 more words


The Owl Service

(Alan Garner, Collins, 1967, jacket design by Kenneth Farnhill)

After being excommunicated by their national representative body amidst allegations of witchcraft, the Chapelkill order of the Girl Guides will relaunch as an independent organisation on the winter solstice. 67 more words


Underappreciated Stories

Sometimes, the flood of books surrounding us, as readers, can seem overwhelming. With the internet allowing anyone who wishes to self-publish, as well as the traditional publishing industry which, though under pressure, is still chugging away, and the sheer amount of books… 1,239 more words


It’s Halloween!

What are some of your favourite spooky books? Let me know!

Here are some I have thought of…

Neil Gaiman ( could be a lot really !) but how about… 2,679 more words

Childrens Books

The Owl Service

We read a l varied selection of books in my book clubs; for my Sunday one at Waterstones in Weston we’re reading The Owl Service by Alan Garner, published in 1967, which I must have read not long after that. 334 more words


DVD Review: Red Shift

Starring: Stephen Petcher, Lesley Dunlop
Director: John Mackenzie
Rating: 8/10

“Sometimes I don’t know whether I’m coming or going,” remarks Tom (Stephen Petcher) in this 1978… 670 more words


What inspired me to write "Entering the Weave"

For my thirteenth birthday I got a typewriter. I loved its clunky mechanics and the artful complexity required to load it with interlacing sheets of foolscap and carbon paper. 505 more words