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Callanish Hardcover – 12 Apr 1984

4.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; First Edition edition (12 April 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713916842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713916843
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,724,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 12 Feb. 2000
Format: Paperback
A (considerably) shorter than usual story from William Horwood.
The story of Creggan, a golden eagle, held captive in London Zoo - and his escape to freedom in Northern Scotland. It is not just an animal story - Mr Wolski the Sweeper also has his own journey to make, as he struggles to put behind him his POW days.
As with most of Horwood's stories, there are strong mystical and religious undertones - love, faith and belief overcome adversity - but they don't overly intrude on the narrative.
This is a simple story, well told and just the right length, suitable for both older children and adults alike.
But why is it classified as science fiction and fantasy!
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I have already bought and read most William Horwoods books I was interested to read this book having read other reviews. The writing is typically Horwood which almosts paints a picture of the countryside and what is happening in the narrative and moves at a steady pace. I enjoyed the book which is shorter than his norm and read it for what it was without attempting to decipher religious or social meanings, a good story well told.
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This is a moving book about an eagle. It captures your imagination, and makes you think about cruelty to animals. A very good book that almost compares to Duncton wood if slightly shorter. well reccomended if you like william Horwoods writing.
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If a terrible storm smashes open your cage one night, and leaves you with the choice of escaping and fending for yourself, or staying in the cage for the security it offers, which one would you choose? Freedom or security?
Creggan the eagle chooses freedom.
It`s a wonderful book. A story with a moral.
I`d say it`s suitable for teenagers upwards.
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Read this years ago, and then bought it to read again as I was going to see Callanish in person. It's a very good book, and Callanish itself is absolutely fabulous!
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I read this book in German about 25-30 years ago (They changed the title to "Die Flucht des Adlers" - "The Eagle's Flight" ;) ). It has since been one of my very favourite books.
When I was a child, I thought it was a wonderful animal story. As a grown-up I found it is a very spiritual tale. So no matter how old you are, you will find reason to love it!
Greetings from Berlin!
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I've just finished the book, and I loved the story and moral behind it. However, it's left me feeling bittersweet as the neat and tidy storybook ending is too good to be true. The inspiration, "Goldie" the golden eagle, was recaptured in the end. Callanish is an author's dream of how the escape should have gone.
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By biko on 28 April 2013
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I don't know but this felt like an early novel from Horwood. If you like the author you will enjoy this, compared to the Duncton books it might almost be a short story.......its actually full length & a good read
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