“There are more things in heaven and earth than most people would dream of” chuckled Septimus. “If my dealings with Mages and their ways are anything to go by, you have both been called and must not be found wanting. Some great adventure awaits you.”
An air of deep unusualness greeted him, as he opened his door on a blustery autumn morning and set out to walk through the woods.
Depression can only be defeated by science and rational enquiry not airy faerie emotional wallowing such as is to be found in most useless self help books.
The bald facts are that Ian Banks was a Scottish socialist and atheist and one of the finest writers and thinkers of our age.
The beauty of CS Lewis’ writing and the loveliness of Pauline Bayne’s illustrations.