Reading progress update: I've read 150 out of 289 pages.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - Alan Garner

What I didn't notice when I read this book as a child, was the wonderful detail about the landscape. The towns and villages mentioned are all real places, as are the dales and hills. 

 

This is Alderley Edge where much of the action takes place. Although these days you are more likely to bump into a Manchester United football player than the wizard Cadellin.