The Owl Service (Signed copy)
Signed & dedicated by Alan Garner
First edition thus, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13.5cm, 224pp.
Signed and dedicated by Alan Garner directly to the title page. There is also a school prize label to the ffep (not signed by Alan Garner) with a Owl Service design.
It all begins with the scratching in the ceiling. From the moment Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, a chain of events is set in progress that is to effect everybody’s lives. Relentlessly, Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are drawn into the replay of a tragic Welsh legend – a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that only by accepting and facing the situation can it be resolved.
The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper has light wear to the edges.