In "The Lad of the Gad", Alan Garner has reworked five stories from the Gaelic layers of British folktale. Folk and fairy tales have not always been relegated to children, and older readers will appreciate Garner's ability to give these stories a new vitality for our time. "Mr Garner's renderings are alive, vigorous and occasionally poetic, singing of sea and islands and the wide wild spaces of north and west! He has brought us five fine tales and had told them so that they fall well on the ear, hold the attention and stir the imagination." - "The Literary Review".
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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.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001334652
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002136299
Book Description Collins, London, United Kingdom, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. True first British printing with original unclipped jacket (£4.95). Jacket has a little patchy edge/shelf wear, minor creasing/rubbing to edges and one small (approx. 1.50cms) tear to back upper corner. Boards are near fine with a hint of pushing/rubbing to head/tail of spine (not major). Pages are clean and the binding is tight. Top of pages very slightly dusty. No other faults. All books described honestly and accurately. Paypal accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 002318
Book Description Collins; N.d. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Slim 8vo. Hardback. 116pp. Five stories from the Gaelic layers of British folklore : Upright John; Rascally Tag; Olioll Olom; The Lad of the Gad; Lurga Lom. The title page has been removed and there's some print-through affecting the first two or three pages. Otherwise a near Fine copy with no inscriptions, in a Fine unclipped dustwrapper. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 21346
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, U.K, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Originally published in 1980, 1st in this 1995 edition, 5 stories reworked from the Gaelic layer of British folklore, paper tanned, no inscriptions, not price clipped, bright dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 047642
Book Description 1980 Collins, 1980. pp 116 D/J. Bookseller Inventory # 01321
Book Description Collins, London, 1980. HB. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Black cloth boards, with silver spine title gilt. No inscriptions, clean endpapers. DW price unclipped. Clean copy throughout of five fine tales. 116pp. (14 x 22 cm). Bookseller Inventory # 37132
Book Description Collins, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: F/F. 1st. 1st ed., narrow 8vo, full black cloth, a reworking of five Gaelic folktales by a writer who knows how. Fine in fine, price-clipped dj. Bookseller Inventory # 10287
Book Description Collins, London, 1980. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First edition hardcover in dust jacket. Small bump to one corner, jacket is price clipped with minor rubbing. Very Good/Near Fine. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 10036
Book Description Collins, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Etchings By Michael Foreman (illustrator). First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 18313