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date: 22 October 2019

Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The (1960) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

The first novel by Alan *Garner. Subtitled A Tale of Alderley, it is set in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge, the author’s home, and is based on a local legend of a king and his knights sleeping beneath the hill. Two children, Colin and Susan, become involved in a fight for the possession of a magic jewel which has power over the sleepers; the protagonists include the wizard Cadellin and the Morrigan, an evil enchantress who can summon ... ...

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