First Light

By Erica Wagner

An anthology celebrating the life of author Alan Garner

Thursday, 30 July 2015

We did it!

Well -- I just wanted to send an enormous thank you to everyone for supporting First Light so generously. You know the deal with Unbound already: there's a big U at the beginning of their name for a reason! And it's wonderful for me to know that even before the book is finished (and the brilliant contributions are now coming in thick and fast) there is a great gathering of eager readers out there, united in their love of and admiration for Alan's work. And yes, it's quite right to say the deed is nothing (you'll all know what I mean) -- but in this case I'll allow that it's something, too: and you've done it. I'm so grateful. Onward!

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Marjorie Taylor
 Marjorie Taylor says:

Hurrah! So happy that the book is going to happen.

posted 30th July 2015

Paul Pearson
 Paul Pearson says:

It's wonderful to hear that the book has been fully funded. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful project and can't wait to see the finished product!

posted 30th July 2015

Duncan Bailey
 Duncan Bailey says:

It's great news about the book being funded. This is my first Unbound experience - and all because of Alan Garner. It is not an exaggeration to say that he shaped my childhood, so I can't wait to read about everyone else's experiences and thoughts of his literature.

posted 31st July 2015

Wendy Constance
 Wendy Constance says:

My 1st Unbound experience too - didn't discover Alan Garner until I was an adult. It's never too late!

posted 31st July 2015

Jane Harland
 Jane Harland says:

Fantastic news! Can't wait for the book to come out. Well done everyone.

posted 31st July 2015

anonymous requested account delete
 anonymous requested account delete says:

Oh dear, I don't know what Erica Wagner means by " the deed is nothing ".
Many years ago I grew up in Cheshire and our English teacher introduced us to "The Wierdstone of Brisingamen". Though I have not re read it I am aware of Erica Wagner's study of Sylvia Plath so am very pleased to support "First Light".

posted 1st August 2015

Alison Bond McNally
 Alison Bond McNally says:

I'm so happy! This is the first book I've pledged too which has actually 'made it'. Alan Garner is splendid. I wrote to him years ago because I had loved his books as a child and was interested in his work preserving historic buildings in Cheshire as an adult and he wrote me a very kind reply which many authors would not take the time to do.

posted 4th August 2015

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