♥ Book Title : Strandloper
☯ Full Synopsis : "Based on the true story of William Buckley, Strandloper is an extraordinary feat of imaginative storytelling. The novel opens in rural Cheshire in the 1790s where William has been chosen to take the role of an ancient fertility figure in a village festival known as 'Shick-Shack' Day. When the local landowner discovers the celebration in the church William is arrested, tried and transported. Once he arrives in the strange, distant continent of Australia, he makes his escape and wanders for months in the bush. Eventually he is found, starving and delirious, by Aborigines who believe him to be the great hero of their people, returned from the dead. Over the years he spends with the Aborigines he does, indeed, become a law-giver and healer to the people. When he returns to the land of his birth the Dreaming of the Aborigines and the ancient green magic of England become one."Article| Alan Garner| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Boneland
☯ Full Synopsis : "A major novel from one of the country’s greatest writers, and the crowning achievement of an astonishing career, ‘Boneland’ is also the long-awaited conclusion to the story of Colin and Susan – a story that began over fifty years ago in ‘The Weirdstone of Brisingamen’..."Article| Alan Garner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Thursbitch
☯ Full Synopsis : "Here John Turner was cast away in a heavy snow storm in the night in or about the year 1755. The print of a woman's shoe was found by his side in the snow where he lay dead. This enigmatic memorial stone, high on the bank of a prehistoric Pennine track in Cheshire, is a mystery that lives on in the hill farms today. John Turner was a packman. With his train of horses he carried salt and silk, travelling distances incomprehensible to his ancient community. In this visionary tale, John brings ideas as well as gifts, which have come, from market town to market town, from places as distant as the campfires of the Silk Road. John Turner's death in the eighteenth century leaves an emotional charge which, in the twenty-first century, Ian and Sal find affects their relationship, challenging the perceptions they have of themselves and of each other. Thursbitch is rooted in a verifiable place. It is an evocation of the lives and the language of all people who are called to the valley of Thursbitch."Article| Alan Garner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time. "Alan Garner's fiction is something special." - Neil Gaiman When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard. He takes them into the caves of Fundindelve, where he watches over the enchanted sleep of one hundred and forty knights. But the heart of the magic that binds them - Firefrost, also known as the Weirdstone of Brisingamen - has been lost. The Wizard has been searching for the stone for more than 100 years, but the forces of evil are closing in, determined to possess and destroy its special power. Colin and Susan realise at last that they are the key to the Weirdstone's return. But how can two children defeat the Morrigan and her deadly brood?"Article| Alan Garner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [3 Volumes]
☯ Full Synopsis : "Provides entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, and genres of folk and fairy tales from around the world."Article| Donald Haase| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995
☯ Full Synopsis : "This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987)."Article| Halbert W. Hall| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Garner's Modern American Usage
☯ Full Synopsis : "A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media."Article| Bryan Garner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath
☯ Full Synopsis : "Two timeless classics from one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time."Article| Alan Garner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Moon of Gomrath
☯ Full Synopsis : "It is the Eve of Gomrath the night of the year when the Old Magic is aroused. Had Colin and Susan known this, they would never have lighted a fire on the Beacon, thereby releasing the uncontrollable ferocity of the Wild Hunt. Soon they are inextricably caught up in the struggle between their friend, the Wizard Cadellin, and the evil Morrigan."Article| Alan Garner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Landscape in Children's Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book provides a new critical methodology for the study of landscapes in children's literature. Treating landscape as the integration of unchanging and irreducible physical elements, or topoi, Carroll identifies and analyses four kinds of space — sacred spaces, green spaces, roadways, and lapsed spaces — that are the component elements of the physical environments of canonical British children’s fantasy. Using Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Sequence as the test-case for this methodology, the book traces the development of the physical features and symbolic functions of landscape topoi from their earliest inception in medieval vernacular texts through to contemporary children's literature. The identification and analysis of landscape topoi synthesizes recent theories about interstitial space together with earlier morphological and topoanalytical studies, enabling the study of fictional landscapes in terms of their physical characteristics as well as in terms of their relationship with contemporary texts and historical precedents. Ultimately, by providing topoanalytical studies of other children’s texts, Carroll proposes topoanalysis as a rich critical method for the study and understanding of children’s literature and indicates how the findings of this approach may be expanded upon. In offering both transferable methodologies and detailed case-studies, this book outlines a new approach to literary landscapes as geographical places within socio-historical contexts."Article| Jane Suzanne Carroll| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Red shift
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♥ Book Title : A Fine Anger
☯ Full Synopsis : "A discussion of the works of author Alan Garner."Article| Neil Philip| Statement ..."