Robert Macfarlane: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

This month, travel writer and academic Robert Macfarlane has chosen The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper as his Book of the Month. He writes:

‘the book I’d recommend as a children’s book that set my imagination on fire, and caused me to read and never want to stop, was Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising.’

Macfarlane’s most recent book is definitely one after our own hearts: The Gifts of Reading (Penguin) has been published to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week’s 10th anniversary and is available exclusively from independent bookshops.


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