(E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery

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READ Set In Stone Linda Newbery Ô 1 FREE READ FREE READ ´ Set In Stone Agination and Juliana sensible and controlled Helped by their governess Charlotte Agnew Samuel begins to uncover slowly why Marianne is so emotionally fragile and in doing so uncovers a web of intrigue But his discoveries lead to revenge and betrayal and lives all around are turned up. I thought this was a fantasy but just a pretty predictable book with no fantasy elements Unlike a Virgin just a pretty predictable book with no fantasy elements

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READ Set In Stone Linda Newbery Ô 1 FREE READ FREE READ ´ Set In Stone Side down Linda Newbery has written a novel in diary style combining different voices and a different century with her usual brilliance and ease These are characters full of the same passions as our own today while living in an unfamiliar and fascinating time From the Hardcover editio. 45 stars I originally read Set in Stone back in High School and aside from the big reveal all I could remember was that I really enjoyed it Cut to a few years later in which I m purging my shelves I come across my old copy of Set in Stone for the purposes of re reading it seeing how I like it and determining whether it gets to stay on my shelves Needless to say it certainly does I enjoyed it immensely on my second journey I have seen a number complaints about this book particularly about how this book is too slow and boring I disagree I think that Set in Stone often gets mis genred or that people go into this novel expecting something else I was shocked to learn that this book won the Costa Children s Book of the Year Prize for 2006 not because it didn t deserve it it certainly did However I would not consider this a middle grade YA at best But honestly I found this book in the general fiction section with all the other adult books and I agree that is where it belongs due to some deeply disturbing revelations in this bookIf you go into this book thinking that this is a dark fantasy or in the vein of your other typical YA novel then you will be disappointed Set in Stone is very much a dark gothic mystery very very reminiscent of Wilkie Collins work like The Woman in White Therefore there are moments of self reflection and monologue and if you aren t accustomed to the pacing and flow of a lot of classics one would naturally find the pacing to be slow This book was enthralling this second go round With a somber and a eerie atmosphere Linda Newberry has constructed a tight and well crafted out plot with twists and reveals that got me again I must admit before rereading this book I forgot most of the details except for the main reveal and I found myself shocked with one sub plot reveal that I honestly did not see coming The only gripe I happen to have is that Samuel s musings and even Charlotte s can get a bit too much but this was sparingly It was a pleasure to go back to this read and I m glad I did so This has definitely deserved its spot on the shelf Willa Cather's Short Fiction journey I have seen a number complaints about this book particularly about how this book is too slow and boring I disagree I think that Set in Stone often gets mis genred or that people go into this novel expecting something else I was shocked to learn that this book won the Costa Children s Book of the Year Prize for 2006 not because it didn t deserve it it certainly did However I would not consider this a middle grade YA at best But honestly I found this book in the general fiction section with all the other adult books and I agree that is where it belongs due to some deeply disturbing revelations in this bookIf you go into this book thinking that this is a dark fantasy or in the vein of your other typical YA novel then you will be disappointed Set in Stone is very much a dark gothic mystery very very reminiscent of Wilkie Collins work like The Woman in White Therefore there are moments of self reflection and monologue and if you aren t accustomed to the pacing and flow of a lot of classics one would naturally find the pacing to be slow This book was enthralling this second go round With a somber and a eerie atmosphere Linda Newberry has constructed a tight and well crafted out plot with twists and reveals that got me again I must admit before rereading this book I forgot most of the details except for the main reveal and I found myself shocked with one sub plot reveal that I honestly did not see coming The only gripe I happen to have is that Samuel s musings and even Charlotte s can get a bit too much but this was sparingly It was a pleasure to go back to this read and I m glad I did so This has definitely deserved its spot on the shelf

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READ Set In Stone Linda Newbery Ô 1 FREE READ FREE READ ´ Set In Stone When Samuel Godwin a young and naive art tutor accepts a job with the Farrow family at their majestic home little does he expect to come across a place containing such secrets and lies His two tutees are as different as can be younger sister Marianne full of flightiness and nervous im. This was a frustrating book What started out as a fine pastiche to Victorian sensation fic ie threads of insanity improper sexual conduct gothic innocence in peril slid downhill under the weight of an extremely long winded final actThe story centers around the hero s time at Fourwinds a picturesue English estate Young 20 something Samuel arrives late for a tutoring job meets a teenage girl on the moonlit driveway after which he s rescued by the second narrator Charlotte the governesscompanion Through their parallel and contradictory turns at telling the tale we get to know both daughters Marianne the younger has a flouncy carefree attitude that s occasionally marred by mental instability knowledge of sexual matters beyond her teenage years the older Juliana is shy reserved while uick to deny interest in anything remotely sensual Presiding over all these characters is the girls father who carries an overbearing air a great sense of injustice re his dead wife s failure to produce a son As you d expect Samuel Charlotte gradually uncover the source of Fourwinds sinister secrets and it s a bad one capped by a deserved scene of retribution on behalf of the victimsSo why the 3 stars What should have been a fine pastiche is turned into an overly long literary fiction Instead of trimming the book to a taut Victorian style novella the author yanks pulls until the story is stretched beyond its limit Even after the dramatic confrontation there s 50 pages of closure that smothers the impact of a violent climax It also includes an extremely unnecessary epilogue that bogs down the story with overdone Literary Fiction blahness In short view spoilerSamuel returns to Fourwinds several years laterbut this is nothing but an excuse to show that he s still in love with Marianne after marrying Charlotte WHY Because it s so much fun to watch a middle aged beta male wax poetic on youth dying in war trenches while mooning over Marianne her unmarried artistic lifestyle Isn t it romantic that he s still in love with this vapid moo after marrying a woman that actually cared about his welfare How very suggestive of the foibles of human nature the ethereal nature of loveright blink hide spoiler Seeing the Light job with the Farrow family at their majestic home little does he expect to come across a place containing such secrets and lies His two tutees are as different as can be younger sister Marianne full of flightiness and nervous im. This was a frustrating book What started out as a fine pastiche to Victorian sensation fic ie threads of insanity improper sexual conduct gothic innocence in peril slid downhill under the weight of an extremely long winded final actThe story centers around the hero s time at Fourwinds a picturesue English estate Young 20 something Samuel arrives late for a tutoring Deep Souths Delta Piedmont and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation job meets a teenage girl on the moonlit driveway after which he s rescued by the second narrator Charlotte the governesscompanion Through their parallel and contradictory turns at telling the tale we get to know both daughters Marianne the younger has a flouncy carefree attitude that s occasionally marred by mental instability knowledge of sexual matters beyond her teenage years the older Juliana is shy reserved while uick to deny interest in anything remotely sensual Presiding over all these characters is the girls father who carries an overbearing air a great sense of injustice re his dead wife s failure to produce a son As you d expect Samuel Charlotte gradually uncover the source of Fourwinds sinister secrets and it s a bad one capped by a deserved scene of retribution on behalf of the victimsSo why the 3 stars What should have been a fine pastiche is turned into an overly long literary fiction Instead of trimming the book to a taut Victorian style novella the author yanks pulls until the story is stretched beyond its limit Even after the dramatic confrontation there s 50 pages of closure that smothers the impact of a violent climax It also includes an extremely unnecessary epilogue that bogs down the story with overdone Literary Fiction blahness In short view spoilerSamuel returns to Fourwinds several years laterbut this is nothing but an excuse to show that he s still in love with Marianne after marrying Charlotte WHY Because it s so much fun to watch a middle aged beta male wax poetic on youth dying in war trenches while mooning over Marianne her unmarried artistic lifestyle Isn t it romantic that he s still in love with this vapid moo after marrying a woman that actually cared about his welfare How very suggestive of the foibles of human nature the ethereal nature of loveright blink hide spoiler


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    (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery A pastiche of a Victorian sensation novel written for younger reader and wrapped in a lovely cover was such an enticing proposition I raced through the opening chapter part of a framing story set in an art gallery some years after the events at

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery Set in Stone is a big book Astutely written with a fine eye for period detail it's set on the edge of the twentieth century it's a complex and exhausting page turner full of emotion turmoil and psychological revela

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery Set in Stone is an amazing book Written in a beautiful and enchanting prose it weaves together events plot twists and ideas

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    Linda Newbery Ô 1 FREE READ REVIEW Ê PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ô Linda Newbery (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery Make yourself a mug of hot chocolate Build a roaring fire and pull up a comfy chair Grab your cat settle her in your lap and read this book by candlelight if possible Anne Radcliffe meets Charlotte Brontë This was a really fun read It borrows a bit too heavily at times from Jane Eyre but that can be forgiven

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery I thought this was a fantasy but just a pretty predictable book with no fantasy elements

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    REVIEW Ê PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ô Linda Newbery (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery Linda Newbery Ô 1 FREE READ Interesting story and I uite liked the style but for me the plot twists were a bit overdone as was the ending

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery I'm conflicted this book became a bit of a chore to me at some point dragging along Then the end came and smacked me in the face I give it 3 stars to signal my confusion

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery Linda Newbery Ô 1 FREE READ 45 stars I originally read Set in Stone back in High School and aside from the big reveal all I could remember was that I really enjoyed it Cut to a few years later in which I'm purging my shelves I come across my old copy of Set in Stone for the purposes of re reading it seeing how I like it and determining whether it gets to stay on my shelves Needless to say it certainly does I enjoyed it immensely on my s

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    (E–pub/Pdf) Set In Stone AUTHOR Linda Newbery This was the second time I've read this book I reread it to give an accurate review here because this book deserves it A wonderfully written poignant discovery story of extraordinary circumstances This book was really interesting to read especially because it was a few smaller mysteries that added up to one large mystery at the end This did not however feel like a mystery book and does not belong on the myste

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Set In Stone
  • Linda Newbery
  • English
  • 08 October 2020
  • 9780385751025