From the Back Cover
'In the dark his hands could read. And in the dark his hands could hear…'
High up in the chapel steeple a child is astonished to feel his own name carved in stone by one of his ancestors from long ago. The skilful work of a family of craftsmen through the generations threads together the four stories in this book. With each story a masterpiece in its own right.
‘artistry that is nothing short of breathtaking…’
'Times Literary Supplement'
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.