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Alan Garner

Fall under the spell of the ancient landmarks and magical folklore of Alderley Edge, Cheshire, which inspired author Alan Garner.

Biopic 1968 11 mins


Join author Alan Garner - often referred to as Cheshire's Tolkien - on a tour of the ancient landmarks and local folklore which inspired his first two books, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley, and its sequel, Moon of Gomrath. Part biopic and part promotional, this genre-defying film was one in a series commissioned by Penguin Books in the late 1960s to promote a strand of its children's titles.

As well as key locations around Alderley Edge and Macclesfield, the filmic tour encompasses the 17th century Toad Hall in Blackden, Cheshire, where Garner lived and wrote most of his books before donating it to a charitable trust in 2007.