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GARNER, A.: Boneland


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GARNER, A.: Boneland

Boneland is Alan Garner’s continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children’s novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. The Weirdstone was published in 1960 (it has never been out of print since), and The Moon of Gomrath followed, in 1963. This took the story further with the same two children, Colin and Susan. But Boneland is particularly fascinating because it takes the story into adulthood, with Colin again the main proponent. Boneland is read by the experienced actor Robert Powell, at the request of Alan Garner himself.

Disc 1

  Boneland (Unabridged)
1.   Boneland 00:03:19
2.   'Colin. Colin' 00:08:17
3.   He woke, drank, blew a fire heap, ate meat… 00:07:59
4.   Risselty - rosselty, hey pomposity… 00:05:29
5.   So the day shrank and night stretched. 00:05:36
6.   Colin locked his bicycle at the Health Centre and span… 00:08:36
7.   Colin built momentum to above Beacon Lodge… 00:05:48
8.   He stood, smashed the tumbler on the marble and fell… 00:05:59
9.   He lay for one day. 00:08:16
10.   He took moss and blew a brand at the fire heap… 00:05:09
11.   'Hello. This is Colin Whisterfield.' 00:08:03
12.   'Oh, heck,' said Meg. 00:05:46

Disc 2

  Boneland (Unabridged)
1.   They went from the library to the corridor. 00:03:18
2.   Bert was prompt. 00:05:45
3.   Colin rolled the empty oil drum along the floor of the quarry… 00:09:20
4.   'The results came through yesterday…' 00:06:33
5.   They came to a room that was a clutter of computers… 00:09:33
6.   Then he came to the age where he could not run. 00:06:22
7.   He had found the woman. 00:03:39
8.   'Why am I scared of you' 00:04:28
9.   When his legs could walk and his hands could hold… 00:08:30
10.   'Hi,' said Meg. 'Am I too early' 00:07:00
11.   A path with steps came between Castle Rock and the overhang. 00:07:50
12.   The hut sat in a corner… 00:06:17

Disc 3

  Boneland (Unabridged)
1.   The adit was straight… 00:07:13
2.   They sat in silence, watching the fire. 00:09:36
3.   She would come. 00:07:06
4.   The wild weathers of the world passed… 00:05:33
5.   Colin crouched in the chair… 00:04:28
6.   'Hi, Colin. Sit down.' 00:06:32
7.   When at last he came to the lodge he blew a fire… 00:03:55
8.   'Hi, Colin. Come in. Sit down.' 00:08:24
9.   He wrapped the stone and the blades in a skin of birch… 00:06:19
10.   'Hi, Colin,' said Owen. 'How's your mother's rag arm' 00:04:36
11.   He woke. The sky was above and the world swayed under him. 00:06:10
12.   Colin rang the doorbell. 00:09:14

Disc 4

  Boneland (Unabridged)
1.   Colin went wide round the table and sat in the chair… 00:05:04
2.   Colin stared at the profile of the stone. 00:07:58
3.   Colin heard the sound of an engine in the quarry… 00:05:35
4.   Colin turned his head aside. 00:08:50
5.   He pushed himself up. 00:07:03
6.   'I have a story,' he said. 00:06:40
7.   Colin ran his bicycle through the quarry… 00:06:39
8.   'I have a story.' 'Tell me your Story,' said the other. 00:07:36
9.   I sang and danced… 00:04:46

Total Playing Time: 04:56:09

Garner, Alan

Powell, Robert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0109

Barcode: 9781843796367

Physical Release: 09/2012

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