Monday, 11 October 2010

Ten Ten Ten

Dinner at The Wizard at Alderley Edge on Saturday to celebrate an amazing event and some amazing people.  Old Mancunian writer Alan Garner published his first novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, 50 years ago on 10 October 1960, making 10/10/10 its 50th birthday. Remarkably, it has never been out of print.  Assisted by the wonderful voices of his fellow OM friend, Robert Powell, Alan explained the genesis of the novel, let us in on the secret of the excrutiating first-version opening, and revealed that he is currently working on a (very unusual, naturally) novel to complete the trilogy started back in the 1950s.

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