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Where shall we run to?

Where shall we run to?

: A memoir

by Alan Garner
4th April, 2019

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A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR

From one of our greatest living writers, comes a remarkable memoir of a forgotten England.

'The war went. We sang in the playground, Bikini lagoon, an atom bomb's boom, and two big explosions. David's father came back from Burma and didn't eat rice. Twiggy taught by reciting The Pied Piper of Hamelin , The Charge of the Light Brigade and the thirteen times table. Twiggy was fat and short and he shouted, and his neck was as wide as his head. He was a bully, though he didn't take any notice of me.'

In Where Shall We Run To?, Alan Garner remembers his early childhood in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge: life at the village school as 'a sissy and a mardy-arse'; pushing his friend Harold into a clump of nettles to test the truth of dock leaves; his father joining the army to guard the family against Hitler; the coming of the Yanks, with their comics and sweets and chewing gum. From one of our greatest living writers, it is a remarkable and evocative memoir of a vanished England.

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.

Details & Specs

Author: Alan Garner


Publisher: 4th Estate


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9780008306007


Publication Date: 4th April, 2019


Pages: 194


Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


Notes: illustrations (black and white)


Availability: Reprinting


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