Alan Garner

Alan Garner is best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. His work is firmly rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of his native county of Cheshire, North West England, being set in the region and making use of the native Cheshire dialect. Born into a working-class family in Congleton, Cheshire, Garner grew up around the nearby town of Alderley Edge, and spent much of his youth in the wooded area known locally as 'The Edge', where he gained an early interest in the folklore of the region.

Alan Garner reviews

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

NA written by Alan Garner

When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard. He takes them into the caves of Fundindelve, where he watches over t [...]

Published: 1960

Our rating: 9.7 | 1 positive reader reviews


The Moon of Gomrath

NA written by Alan Garner

When Colin and Susan unwittingly rouse the Old Magic from its slumber, the uncontrollable ferocity of the Wild Hunt is unleashed upon the world once more. Soon they are ine [...]

Published: 2004

Our rating: 7.4 | 1 positive reader reviews



NA written by Alan Garner

If the sleeper wakes, the dream dies… Professor Colin Whisterfield spends his days at Jodrell Bank, using the radio telescope to look for his lost sister in the Plei [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.9 | 16 positive reader reviews