The Owl Service
Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison's room. Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates. Alison and her stepbrother, Roger, discover that the flowery patterns on the plates, when traced onto paper, can be fitted together to create owls--owls that disappear when... show more
Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison's room. Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates. Alison and her stepbrother, Roger, discover that the flowery patterns on the plates, when traced onto paper, can be fitted together to create owls--owls that disappear when no one is watching. With each vanished owl, strange events begin to happen . As the kids uncover the mystery of the owl service, they become trapped within a local legend, playing out roles in a tragic love story that has repeated itself for generations . . . and has always ended in disaster.
Publish date: March 1st 2006
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
I can't remember the last time I read The Owl Service - I definitely read it when I was at school, more years ago than I care to count, and had a vague recollection of it being creepy but that was pretty much it. Anyway, my local library has a load of Alan Garner books as ebooks, so I'm working my w...
The Owl Service centres on three young people (I'm guessing maybe fifteen years old?) living in an ancient house in Wales. Alison owns the house; Roger is her stepbrother, Gwyn is the housekeeper's son. One day, they find a stack of plates in the attic, a dinner service with an owl pattern on it. In...
I was given this as a present from an aunt many years ago, and now in my 50s it has been re rad so many times,I have had to re buy it,, Great story, creepy, with a little humour,,
an impressionistic tale of three teens reenacting a deadly eternal triangle in a welsh village. strange yearnings and mysterious motivations are anchored by enjoyably prosaic dialogue, the oddly off-kilter use of slang, and a sharp but subtle sense of warfare between the classes. a nicely clean and ...
Mysterious events in a house turn frightening in Alan Garner's reworking of the Welsh Blodeuwedd myth. Stars Siriol JenkinsBroadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 1:00pm Sunday 4th April 2010Duration:90 minutesAvailable until:4:02am Sunday 11THIS has to be the most exciting thing to come my way(for free) in a lon...