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A great book combining the timeless mythology of English past, and pre-past, with the modern affairs of the mid Twentieth Century.
William Mayne leaves a nostalgic and yearning feeling in the mind of the reader, with his deep descriptions and enhancing knowledge of tales strongly etched into the countryside of a living land, which sleeps, ready for a time when it will reawake.
The land disturbs in its sleep as Mayne clearly allows nature to grow with a fast flowing storyline of comfy yet dark proportions. A must for anyone who has read Alan Garner's 'The Wierdstone of Brisingamen' or C.S Lewis' 'Chronicles of Naria.'