At the Hill of the Stone Prisons

Whilst walking over Dartmoor last month, I was vividly reminded of a set of children’s books I used to read when younger. Although over 30 years old now, the Flightpath to Reading series, written by Sheila K. McCullagh, depict a remarkably similar landscape to Dartmoor.

Tim and the Hidden People: At the Hill of the Stone Prisons captures the same broodiness of the dark, foreboding tors, but in a fantasy land. At times on Dartmoor, it was easy to imagine the rocks suddenly lumbering to life, threatening us with huge stone clubs, such was the heavy atmosphere at times.

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