Guest post: The Alchemy of Imagination by Robin Bennett
Risingshadow has an opportunity to feature a guest post by Robin Bennett, who is the author of Buk.
A modern re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland on its 150th Anniversary, Buk is a celebration of enchanting magical realism children’s books.
Nancy’s mother is having a baby and it is making her ill; Nancy’s father is angry with her mother because they can’t afford the baby; Nancy is angry with everyone.
Then she starts to see things... things that should only happen in fairytales. Is Buk a sign she is going mad or is he there to save her?
This book explores the alchemy of imagination and the blending of fantasy and reality – themes from the genre of magic realism, aimed specifically at young adults.
‘Alice in Wonderland meets Oscar Wilde – a modern day fable.’
“A truly delightful book that will enthrall listeners. Is Buk Nancy’s way of escaping the problems in her family, or is she really, like Alice, discovering a Wonderland? Imogen Stubbs is pitch perfect as narrator. Thoroughly recommended”