Earthfasts.

by William Mayne

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton in London

Written in English
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book. More important, this book itself is a transformational device that has come out of the arising new consciousness. Earthfasts (–) Plot. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries. Based on the children's book by William Mayne, school friends Keith and David investigate sounds coming from a hill on a moor near their home. During their investigation, the hillside opens up and an 18th Century drummer boy marches out. Synopsis. It looks like we. Earthfasts trilogy by William Mayne, comprising Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts, an unusual evocation of the King Arthur legend. Earthfasts (TV series), a BBC children's drama based on the book by William Mayne; This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Earthfasts. If . I have now read Earthfasts, by William Mayne () three times, and that is the first time I didn't much care for it, the second I was very interested, and this third time I appreciated it ly because having read it before, I finally felt like I knew what was going on, and that is a help to me as a reader. There is a lots that doesn't make logical sense going on in this.

Earthfasts is a wild, glimmering, shadowed, elusive kind of book which, like all of William Mayne's best, demands more than one reading. The past, the evocation of legend and folklore, haunt every. Related Books. Donald Carrick's Harald and the Giant Knight (Houghton, ISBN X). Pauline Clarke's Return of the Twelve (Dell, ISBN ). William Mayne's Earthfasts (Peter Smith, ISBN ). Compare this with other quest stories such as the Prydain Cycle Books by Lloyd Alexander and The Hobbit.. Read some of the King Arthur stories that Mrs. Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Mayne. Find more information about: ISBN: X Responsibility: William Mayne. Abstract: In this sequel to "Earthfasts", David faces the mystery of a sister who arrives out of the blue, a sister he was told had died at birth. Keith and David now face a very different journey, in. A boggart is a creature in English folklore, either a household spirit or a malevolent genius loci (that is, a geographically-defined spirit) inhabiting fields, marshes, or other topographical features. Other names of this group include bug, bugbear, bogey, bogun, bogeyman, bogle, etc., presumably all derived from (or related to) Old English pūcel, Irish púca and Welsh bwg with the same.

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Earthfasts book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Amid an English landscape that attests to more than a millennium of huma /5(16). EARTHFASTS is, despite all the horror novels out there, the most truly and subtly terrifying book I have ever read.

Two modern British boys are caught up in a growing wave of ancient magic in the English countryside. Standing stones walk; strange things are heard in the earth and air; a pale-flamed candle gives them disturbing visions that draw /5(6). I saw the BBC production of Earthfasts in as a wide-eyed, highly impressionable child.

I then promptly forgot the title and spent the next 18 years trying to remember what that awesome TV show was with the drummer boy in the tunnel, I didn't even know it was a book/5(5). EARTHFASTS is, despite all the horror novels out there, the most truly and subtly terrifying book I have ever modern British boys are caught up in a growing wave of /5(2).

Earthfasts is the first book in a sequence so if you enjoy this book you might also like to look at: Cradlefasts; Candlefasts; This book also reminded me rather of Alan Garner's books. You could look at: Elidor; Red Shift; If time travel is your favourite form of transport, have a look at this really strange new one from Hans Magnus Enzensberger.

Earthfasts by Mayne, William and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Earthfasts was a BBC production which aired on BBC1 in the early part of in the CBBC slot.

The serial was adapted from the first book of the Earthfasts trilogy written by William Mayne - the other books making up the trilogy are Cradlefasts and Candlefasts. William James Earthfasts. book Mayne (16 March – 24 March ) was an English writer of children's fiction. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature calls him one of the outstanding children's authors of the 20th century and The Times Literary Supplement reportedly called him "the most original good writer for young people Earthfasts.

book our time". Inhe pled guilty to multiple instances of. Earthfasts - episode 1, part 1 - Duration: Arvor Pepper 7, views. Running Scared () - Part 1 of 18 - Children's BBC Drama - Duration: Running Sca views. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Puffin Books, pages. A tight, clean softcover with square uncreased spine.

Pages are clean. Cover is "embossed" with initials by application of rub-on letters inside front cover. Still an attractive c. EARTHFASTS is, despite all the horror novels out there, the most truly and subtly terrifying book I have ever read.

Two modern British boys are caught up in a growing wave of ancient magic in the English countryside. Earthfasts on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Earthfasts/5(6). Earthfasts was a superb children's drama adapted from the book written by William Mayne in William Mayne won the Carnegie Medal for children's literature in Earthfasts was part of a trilogy of books concerning the legend of King Arthur (Cradelfasts published in and Candlefasts published being the other two).

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Manufacturer: E.P Dutton. EARTHFASTS is, despite all the horror novels out there, the most truly and subtly terrifying book I have ever read. Two modern British boys are caught up in a growing wave of ancient magic in the English countryside/5(6). With Chris Downs, Paul Nicholls, David Hargreaves, Ruth Holden.

Based on the children's book by William Mayne, school friends Keith and David investigate sounds coming from a hill on a moor near their home. During their investigation, the hillside opens up.

Earthfasts represents a new departure for one of the most original writers of books for children, embracing a broader field of imagination than anything he has yet written. He ranges over time and the supernatural, legend and folklore, yet retains all his irresistible sense of fun and matter-of-fact drama."Seller Rating: % positive.

He wrote more than books during his lifetime and is best known for his Choir School quartet comprising of A Swarm in May, Choristers' Cake, Cathedral Wednesday and Words and Music, and his Earthfasts trilogy comprising of Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts.

He won numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal in for A Grass Rope. The opening scenes of this classic BBC children's drama frombased on the novel by William Mayne. The serial was filmed on location in Richmond, North.

His book A Swarm in May was made into a film in and Earthfasts, published inwas screened as a five-part BBC TV series in 2. earthfasts is a BBC children's drama series based upon the book of the same title by William was filmed on location in Richmond and Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, and was aired in Earthfasts.

[William Mayne] -- An 18th-century drummer boy emerges from the ground and transforms the lives of two friends, David and Keith. His appearance is the catalyst for a fantastic chain of events which culminates in. He has written more than a hundred books, and is best known for his Choir School quartet comprising A Swarm in May, Choristers' Cake, Cathedral Wednesday and Words and Music, and his Earthfasts trilogy comprising Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts, an unusual evocatio/5().

T his is the second book in William Mayne's time travel trilogy. As a matter of interest, it was written nearly thirty years after the first volume. I wouldn't have guessed that from the text though.

I just looked at the dates. Cradlefasts is a seamless continuance of the story begun in Earthfasts. Click to read more about Earthfasts by William Mayne. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. This is a reread of a book I had as I child, and I was surprised to find that while I remembered certain elements of it very well, I had forgotten other equally vivid elements.

/5(5). Get this from a library. Earthfasts. [William Mayne] -- A drummer boy from years ago links the ancient past with the present. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Candlefasts book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The final story in the Earthfasts trilogy. Once again the narrative moves betw /5(7).

All about Reviews: Earthfasts by William Mayne. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(5). Genre/Form: History Fiction Juvenile works Juvenile fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mayne, William, Earthfasts.

Gloucester, Mass. One of his most famous novels, Earthfasts (), describes how two boys befriend Nellie Jack John, an 18th-century drummer boy who had disappeared under Richmond Castle over years ago, but. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

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First Edition. First edition stated, ex-library, pocket removed from ffp, just a couple of stamps, book binder sticker inside front cover, price sticker ffp, part of the dj attached ffp, hard pictorial boards, graphics on spine and front cover in very good condition, clean.No wonder floods of used copies of Earthfasts could be found all over a few years ago.

One author I love even alluded to him and the creepy grooming techniques he used as a popular children's author. (In a perverse way, I even wished I could read made up books, "The Sun Battles.") His writing is very skillful, but some of his vic/5(3).