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Title:The Owl Service
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Del Rey
ISBN:0345290445
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Number of Pages:192
Category:Fantasy, Fiction, Young adult, Childrens, Mythology

The Owl Service by Alan Garner

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Owl Service Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison s room Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates Alison and her stepbrother Roger discover that the flowery patterns on the plates when traced onto paper can be fitted together to create owls owls that disappear when no one is watching With each vanished owl strange events begin to happen around Alison Roger and the caretaker s son Gwyn As the kids uncover the mystery of the owl service they become trapped within a local legend playing out roles in a tragic love story that has repeated itself for generations a love story that has always ended in disaste

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The four books which make up this volume were first published individually As the stories grow into one story so one s awareness of the emblems and symbols deepens Garner binds the reader to him and he shows us the author working with language to make his book as his characters worked with stone and iron Not a word is wasted Times Literary Supplement br br The Stone Book Expect a lot and you won t be expecting too much of The Stone Book It is a miniature masterpiece and like all great miniatures is staggering in what its limits contain Signal br br Granny Reardun A brief distinguished satisfying book The Observer br br The Aimer Gate The Aimer Gate and its companion books deserve to last as classics in their kind compact concentrated yet giving that impression of ease and simplicity which is the mark of a craftsman The Sunday Times br br Tom Fobble s Day The writing is marvellously precise metaphorical and compressed using each word to do the power of ten The Guardian, A disturbing exploration of the inevitability of life Under Orion s stars bluesilver visions torment Tom Macey and Thomas as they struggle with age old forces Distanced from each other in time and isolated from those they live among they are yet inextricably bound together by the sacred power of the moon s axe and each seek their own refuge at Mow Cop Can those they love so intensely keep them clinging to reality Or is the future evermore destined to reflect the past, Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison s room Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates Alison and her stepbrother Roger discover that the flowery patterns on the plates when traced onto paper can be fitted together to create owls owls that disappear when no one is watching With each vanished owl strange events begin to happen around Alison Roger and the caretaker s son Gwyn As the kids uncover the mystery of the owl service they become trapped within a local legend playing out roles in a tragic love story that has repeated itself for generations a love story that has always ended in disaster, Following on from the fiftieth anniversary of Alan Garner s seminal fantasy classic THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN this beautifully produced hardback collects all of Alan s folk tales told with his unique storytelling skill and inimitably clear voice Essential reading for young and old alike and a book to be treasured br br Among the stories collected here are br br Kate Crackernuts br br Gold Tree and Silver Tree br br Yallery Brown br br Ages