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Boneland Hardcover – 2 October 2012

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: 4th Estate - GB (2 October 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007463243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007463244
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.7 x 22.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
  • Customer Reviews: 3.5 out of 5 stars175 customer ratings

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‘From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, adults have been enthusiastically been reading children’s books over recent years. Garner predates the cross over phenomenon by decades, but he has never been just a children’s writer: he’s far richer, odder and deeper than that’ Guardian

‘He deploys short, accurate words better than anyone else writing in English today, and he makes it look simple. Boneland is the strangest, but also the strongest of Garner’s books. It feels like a capstone to a career that has taken him, as a writer, to remarkable places, and returned him to the same place he started, to the landscape of Alderley Edge and to the sleepers under the hill’ The Times

‘Boneland hooks into the mind, haunting, provoking…This novel functions like a dream, containing hints at insights that, once we wake, we yearn to grasp again’ Telegraph

‘There is much left unexplained. However, this is a novel for all the children who loved ‘The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen’ but who have now grown up.’ Four out of Five stars. Sarah Kingsford, Express

About the Author

Alan Garner was born and still lives in Cheshire, an area which has had a profound effect on his writing and provided the seed of many ideas worked out in his books. His fourth book, ‘The Owl Service' brought Alan Garner to everyone's attention. It won two important literary prizes – The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal – and was made into a serial by Granada Television. It has established itself as a classic and Alan Garner as a writer of great distinction.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Unlike the Earlier Books in the Trilogy, But a Good Read for Mature Readers Expecting Something Different.
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