Alan Garner, books and me: growing up in other worlds

Posted Posted in Alan Garner, Stories, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Weirdstone, Writer, Writing

I never could have imagined how opening books as a child would have an effect on the rest of my life. Long before I heard of Tolkien’s Hobbit, I went hand in hand with Alan Garner’s Colin and Susan to Alderley Edge in the pages of The Weirdstone of Brisinghamen. I would have been about […]

Can’t wait to read…

Posted Posted in Alan Garner, Creativity, Weirdstone, Writing

It’s not very often that I am dying to read a certain book. I stack up recommendations in my ‘to be read’ pile and read them in order, but today I’m starting a very special experience. I’m starting Boneland by Alan Garner. I’ve re-read The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath in preparation, […]