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Cooper, Susan - The Grey King - ( Item 111959 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. Fine Hardback. Sealed. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Illustrated by Laura Carlin. Quarter-bound in buckram with Modigliani paper sides. Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations. 176 pages approx. Book size: 9" x 6".Will Stanton has been sent to Wales to recover from a serious illness. He desperately wishes to recover something else - the secret of the grail, which he once knew but has now forgotten. His Welsh cousins are welcoming, but there is menace in the form of their neighbour Caradoc Prichard, who is strangely curious about Will's visit. Soon Will must face his most dangerous adversary yet: Brenin Lwyd, the Grey King, who dwells at the summit of Cader Idris. Aiding him is Bran Davies, a strange white-haired boy with his own destiny to fulfil. The spectacular Dysynni Valley in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, forms the setting of this fourth adventure in the sequence. In a new preface, Susan Cooper describes how her Welsh ancestry, and her love of Welsh epics, found their way into The Grey King through 'that peculiar alchemy that happens in the unconscious mind of a writer Above all, I owe The Grey King to the power that's been singing for centuries out of the land itself; the ancient, haunted mountains and valleys of Cymru, Wales.' With their muted palette of greys, blues, greens and golds, Laura Carlin's illustrations are deeply effective. The sequence is notable for being honoured twice by the Newbery Awards - America's most prestigious prize for children's literature.

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