Sunday 10 October 2010
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Today is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.
When I was seven years old, our English teacher sat us down (legs crossed) on the tiled floor of our classroom. She read the first chapter of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen to the class. We were, to a boy and girl, spellbound. Then she shut the book up and told us to finish it for ourselves. I rushed straight off to the library and nabbed a copy; and that was the day I became a lover of books.
Hats off to you, Mr Garner.