1986, Eleventh Impression, Signed by Alan Garner - Elidor 'for Eleanor Alan Garner' Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Blue book in blue based dustjacket, Collins £5.95 price sticker above a clipped corner on dustjacket. Dustjacket very good, very good colour and minimal rubs, some light indenting to rear. Blue board book in very good plus condition throughout and darkening pages.
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A reprint of this classic fantasy story, first published in 1965, illustrated with black and white line drawings by Charles Keeping. Four children in Manchester chance on a ruined church where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them entry into the strange world of Elidor which is threatened by the powers of evil.Review:
“A spellbinder. The secret of Garner’s magic is that it is stripped of whimsy... A beautiful work of poetic imagination, it deserves to become a classic of fantasy.”
“Each detail, ordinary or sinister, establishes atmosphere, background or character exactly. Elidor is a remarkable book: intelligent, rich and terrifying.”
“An outstanding book.”
“Adventure of a staggering grandeur... beautiful, profound, disturbing. His myths and terrors seem to me immortal.”
The New Christian
“Ambitiously imagined and worked out with a hard economical tension. The climax, a peak after chapters of mounting terror, is brilliant.”
The New Statesman
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Book Description Collins, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110001842021