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Where Shall We Run To? by Alan Garner

Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir

Alan Garner

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Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9 Aug 2018
ISBN: 9780008305970

A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR From one of our greatest living writers, comes a remarkable memoir of a forgotten England.

4 stars out of 5
Kathryn Hughes
1 Dec 2018

" His narrative is lyrical and clear-eyed by turn"

Alan Garner’s Where Shall We Run To?  is the veteran author’s account of growing up in rural wartime Cheshire. His narrative is lyrical and clear-eyed by turn, full not just of dappled sunlight on five‑bar gates and bomb shelters but also of the social apartheid brought about by the well-meaning 1944 Education Act... For here, surely, is the driving impulse behind Garner’s wonderful folkloric fictional world.

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