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My Favourite Authors - Alan Garner

I’ve been toying for a while now with the idea of starting a new series of posts devoted to my favourite authors. There are a few writers whose work I turn to over and over, and who’ve all been huge influences on my own writing. 800 more words


Rereading John Gordon's The Giant Under the Snow

I was extremely excited by the news that Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel is about Sir Gawain. As anyone knows who has ever talked to me about literature for more than a few minutes, and particularly if we have talked about Alan Garner, my favourite medieval romance, by a long distance, is… 3,068 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites

I saw By Singing Light used this theme this week (originally from the Broke and the Bookish) and it made me start thinking about what my favourite books were in childhood (well, between the ages of 8 and 12). 974 more words

Re-seeing Red Shift - Still Brilliant After All These Years

Like many people of my generation, I first discovered Alan Garner through the medium of television, in this case the extraordinary eight part Granada adaptation of his fourth novel, … 2,029 more words


52 Fantastic Fictions - Week 3 - The Owl Service

This week’s choice is something a little different; certainly not something I’ll be sharing at bedtime with my son just yet, nor would I read it to a Reception class. 613 more words