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The Bodach (also published as The Walking Stones) by  Mollie; illustrated by Gareth Floyd Hunter - Hardcover - 1970 - from Shannon's Bookshelf and Biblio.com

The Bodach (also published as The Walking Stones)

by Hunter, Mollie; illustrated by Gareth Floyd

Condition: Good to Very Good/Very Good+


London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Ltd., 1970. 122 pages. Ex-library with adhesive stains to inside covers and fore edge of boards, stamps to bookblock edges and, discreetly, to prelims; ffep lightly rippled at former location of (removed) pocket. Text pages are clean and bright, binding tight. Dust jacket is clean and bright in mylar, lower edge front flap clipped but price present (covered with sticker), NO spine label, light rubbing/wear to extremities with a couple small nicks. Glorious wraparound dust jacket art plus pen-and-ink illustrations in text by Gareth Floyd. A sound reading copy which looks very attractive on the shelf. "Donald, the shepherd's son, learned many things from the stories told to him by the old man called the Bodach, but he still did not learn the secret of the Walking Stones, or the answer to the mystery of the black staff the Bodach carried. Then one day the Bodach used his strange gift of the Second Sight to foretell the future of the green Highland glen where he and Donald lived...." A fantasy firmly set in the 20th century, which will appeal to anyone (not just children) who is fascinated by the Stone Circles and the Gaelic culture of Scotland.. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Very Good+. Illus. by Gareth Floyd. 5.25 x 8.25 in. (13cm x 21cm). Ex-Library.


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