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Mechanical ballad

The Iron Man: A Story in Five Nights (Faber Children's Clasics) - Ted Hughes

A giant of iron climbs from the sea starving for metal and makes his sinister way across the British countryside eating up barbed wire. Due to the boundless empathy and keen intelligence of a young boy, this unlikely hero is destined to save the world from a more sinister visitor.


This poetic fairytale, which I read as a young child, has never left me, and only improved on re-reading as an adult.