Many of Alan Garner's novels are set in his cherished native Cheshire, linked by a common theme: the impact of the past bubbling up to the present.

Sarah Lefanu meets the writer on his home turf to find out just how much his work is inspired by the history of the ground on which he lives.

Garner's garden sits on top of a bronze age burial mound, and his house built of stones once taken from it.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20031009 (Radio 3)