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'Magnificent. A powerful and deeply felt narrative - Thursbitch resonates with liminal, potent songs' Financial Times
Alan Garner was born in Congleton, Cheshire, in 1934. His began writing his first novel at the age of 22 and is renowned as one of Britain's outstanding writers for young adults. He has won many prizes for his writing, and, in 2001 he was awarded the OBE for services to literature.
"Eerie and immaculately written" -- Olivia Laing * Observer * "A rare flight of the imagination - and an unforgettable book" * Metro * "The land does indeed seem alive thanks to Garner's acute sense of place and his delight in language...This novel crackles with linguistic life" * Sunday Times * "Garner's book is only a slim volume, yet in the ideas and possibilities it suggests, it punches well above its weight" * Sunday Herald * "The experience of reading Thursbitch is so overwhelming that, after closing the book, it remains more real than anything around one... His art reaches out from the society of ancestors... with trepidation undoubtedly but also with a transforming, youthful hope" * Independent *