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The Spring On the Mountain

(1973)
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Peter, Michael and Emma are strangers, each despatched by their parents for a week's holiday with the Myers in their cottage at the foot of a Welsh mountain. Coincidence? Or has the strange neighbour, Mrs White, somehow lured them to enact an awesome quest?

They are an uneasy trio, uncomfortable in their forced alliance, and they face their circumstances in very different ways - Mrs Myers anxious 'mothering', the enigmatic Mrs White, and the swirling sense of fear that seems trapped in the lane running past her house, her stories of Arthur's Way, the old straight track shrouded in legend that leads straight to the peak of the mountain, and her obsession with diverting the spring at the top. There are peculiar visitors and strange warnings, yet the children feel compelled to set off up Arthur's Way at the most dangerous time of year. What they discover, about unseen forces on earth, about the price of disturbing nature, about themselves, leads to a gripping climax in a spell-binding tale.

First published in 1973 by Jonathan Cape Ltd.

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Hardback Editions

August 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Spring on the Mountain
Author(s): Judy Allen
ISBN: 0-224-00861-7 / 978-0-224-00861-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Spring On The Mountain (Hodder Silver Series)
Author(s): Judy Allen
ISBN: 0-340-74025-6 / 978-0-340-74025-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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May 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Spring on the Mountain (Puffin Books)
Author(s): Judy Allen
ISBN: 0-14-030906-3 / 978-0-14-030906-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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January 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: The spring on the mountain
Author(s): Judy Allen
ISBN: 0-374-37148-2 / 978-0-374-37148-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Spring On The Mountain
Author(s): Judy Allen
Publisher: Hachette Children's
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June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Spring On The Mountain (Hodder silver series)
Author(s): Judy Allen
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK