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The Blackden Trust has been set up to promote and facilitate education, history and culture. The Trust is based around the life, work and experience of the writer Alan Garner. 1,130 more words


Book Review: Elidor by Alan Garner

Alan Garner’s third book Elidor steps away from the sleepers-under-the-hill, from witches and elves; it steps away from Alderley Edge and into the edgeland of the urban. 654 more words

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A Welsh Dreaming? People, Place and the Past in the Mabinogion

One thing that was on my mind a lot this last summer is the Mabinogion – specifically the fourth branch, “Math ap Mathonwy”. For those of you wondering what these unfamiliar words mean, the… 3,007 more words

Book Review: The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner

“The more I learn, the more I am convinced there are no original stories originality now means the personal coloring of existing themes, and some of the richest ever expressed are in the folklore of Britain.

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Book Review: The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

“Everywhere is special, in some way. It was not imperative that I should be born in Cheshire; but it was imperative that I should know my place.

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Elidor - Alan Garner

It’s cruel to expect children to save a world. Yet this is a relatively common motif in children’s fantasy literature, I think, and it’s kind of what’s going to happen with global warming. 493 more words