Stand-alone novels:

Alan Garner The Owl ServiceThe Owl Service — (1967) Young Adult. Publisher: 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. 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… and has always ended in disaster.

book review Alan Garner Red Shift

Red Shift — (1973) Publisher: Lives which appear to be lived in different historical periods are bound together by a power that is outside space and time.

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsThe Lad of the Gad  — (1980) The Literary Review: In “The Lad of the Gad”, Alan Garner has reworked five stories from the Gaelic layers of British folktale. Folk and fairy tales have not always been relegated to children, and older readers will appreciate Garner’s ability to give these stories a new vitality for our time. “Mr Garner’s renderings are alive, vigorous and occasionally poetic, singing of sea and islands and the wide wild spaces of north and west! He has brought us five fine tales and had told them so that they fall well on the ear, hold the attention and stir the imagination.

Alan Garner Thursbitch review

Thursbitch — (2003) For adults. Publisher: In this visionary fable, John Turner’s death in the 18th century leaves an emotional charge for Ian and Sal in the 20th, which deeply affects their relationship, challenging the perceptions they have of themselves and each other.

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