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eBook Set in Stone download

by Linda Newbery

eBook Set in Stone download ISBN: 0099451336
Author: Linda Newbery
Publisher: Definitions; New Ed edition (May 1, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 357
ePub: 1297 kb
Fb2: 1669 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

Linda Newbery has written a novel in diary style, combining different voices and a different century with her usual brilliance and ease.

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.

In watercolours, she. had painted a double portrait, of Juliana and me – not skilled, but recognizable enough. We were seated together at the table, our heads close, and Marianne’s brush – agile, if not subtle – had caught a moment in which I appeared to be explaining something to my pupil, turned towards her, pencil in hand and lips parted in speech, while she in turn gazed back at me with a fawning.

Set in Stone is a gripping page-turner for children and adults alike" Glasgow Herald "This is a plot-driven, exciting . As a child Linda Newbery was a secret writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe.

Set in Stone is a gripping page-turner for children and adults alike" Glasgow Herald "This is a plot-driven, exciting thriller" - Audrey Baker Inis show more. Now she is a published author of over forty books, mainly children's and teenage fiction. She has been shortlisted for many prestigious literary prizes and has won the Costa children's book award

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Set in Stone is a children's fantasy novel written by Linda Newbery. It won the Costa Children's Book of the Year Prize for 2006, and was nominated for the 2007 Carnegie Medal. Samuel Godwin, an aspiring artist, is forced to drop out of art school following his father's death. Without any qualifications he contemplates what to do for work. Wealthy businessman Ernest Farrow advertises for an art tutor for his two daughters, and Godwin successfully applies for the position.

As a child Linda Newbery was a secret writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe. She has been shortlisted for many prestigious literary prizes and has won the Costa children's book award. Linda lives in an Oxfordshire village and enjoys yoga, gardening, walking and the cinema. Библиографические данные.

Title : Set in Stone. Goods inserted into heavy duty cardboard envelopes which are recyclable. Country of Publication.

He's older than anyone can tell. Lucy knew Lob was there, from the way she felt inside. A thrilling story set at N. Chelsea Walk. Older than the trees. There was a sparking of mischief in her head, a tingle of energy in her arms and legs. She wanted to run, jump, climb, be everywhere at once. You have to be a special person to see Lob, that's what Lucy's Grandpa Will says. Linda Newbery has been twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Silver Medal Nestle Children's Book Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. Dramatic stories with a real sense of atmosphere.

Stones Set in Scandal. com User, April 17, 2009. Set in Stone by Linda Newbery is an atmospheric Victorian gothic novel with stirrings of family drama, love, passion, and hidden secrets. What a tantalizing novel this turned out to be!

Linda Newbery has written a novel in diary style, combining different voices and a different century with her usual brilliance and ease.

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 discoveries lead to revenge and betrayal and lives all around are turned upside down.
Comments: (4)
Conjuril
The story is not that interesting and though it is pretty traumatic, the shock is somewhat lost in the telling.

The villains are discernible mostly by default, and some attitudes by the characters are unrealistic. The peripheral situations, such as the one that gives the book its name and some departures from the main story make no difference to it and could have been left out; the book drags a bit as every chapter is a flat advancement of a story that fails to stir feelings of identification or compassion. The end is more dynamic and closes well.

This is a skillful writer and a more rigorous editing with a view to making the book shorter would have helped greatly.
Ganthisc
Set in Stone by Linda Newbery is an atmospheric Victorian gothic novel with stirrings of family drama, love, passion, and hidden secrets. What a tantalizing novel this turned out to be! I was expecting a rather predictable light and easy turn of the century gothic romantic suspense story and was pleasantly surprised to be led down other paths I had not anticipated, which is always so much fun to encounter. This enchanting novel is about the lives of one widowed father gone mad, Ernest Farrow, two teenager daughters; Juliana and Marianne who are opposites in temperament, one somber and withdrawn, the other an untamed wild girl with a vivid imagination. They are cared for by a doting spinster governess named Charlotte who has her own secrets she covets, and an invited local painter, Samuel Godwin, that is brought into their magnificent mansion they call Fourwinds, to teach the girls the art of drawing and painting.

The story, taking place just outside of London in the English countryside, opens dramatically with the youngest daughter Marianne colliding with her new tutor as he opens the gates to their home in a cloud of mist and fog. Immediate mystery and mayhem draws the reader in as Samuel's first impression of Marianne is that she is a madwoman recently escaped from an asylum. Nearly knocking him over in the street, she rambles on hysterically about needing him to help her find a certain lost Mr. Westwind, leaving Samuel to believe the girl deranged. Samuel listens to her incoherent hysteria, but thankfully is quickly rescued by Charlotte as she shepherds him and the crazed young woman into the house. Other proper introductions are immediately made to the other residents of the household. Samuel is soon swept up into what he believes is going to be a simple luxurious job of tutoring two young ladies. When the reader realizes that Samuel is basically of the same age as the two girls and even the governess, it is easy to assume that a romance with one of them is imminent. However, Samuel very quickly realizes he was manipulated into this household of mysterious occupants by Mr Farrow who dangled the carrot of advancing his art career, but had his own secret agenda for Samuel's true purpose amongst them.

This is a riveting story that brews and bubbles slowly, giving you the initial feelings of a Jane Austen novel touched by Victoria Holt or Phyllis Whitney, who were great authors of this gothic genre. Newbery creates a feel of sensual awareness between the players and soon evokes remarkable sensations and story attributes to make the reader wonder just what in the world is really going on behind closed doors and in the hallways of Fourwinds. All is not as it seems as shocking revelations are chiseled and carved into the pages offering glimpses into a family quite filled with corruption and deceit. Ample doses of horrible acts, family betrayals, and desperate actions that slowly unravel page after page, leave the reader gasping in shock and losing the ability to breathe, so absorbed they will be.

The author provides many impressions that fight for dominance in this story; love, family obligation, murder, mystery, sexually scandalous acts, and a nicely added dollop of art craftsmanship, all jockeying for position while arousing the reader for a compelling and curious read.

I have one complaint with Set in Stone. This story is marketed for young adults 9yrs old and up, and I honestly feel that due to the heavy content of this book involving sexual acts and violence, that this is more an adult novel and not for young teenagers. 14 yrs old and up would be fine, maybe, but I would certainly caution parents for younger children. There are no graphic descriptions per se, but the story details finely just what acts these characters are engaging in and leaves nothing to the imagination. Beyond that comment I loved this novel because it held so many surprises I had not anticipated, and I found Newbery's writing skill to be of a very high quality. Wow on this one!
Yozshujinn
I don't read children's fiction much; but I had to put a display together and write a few shelf talkers for the books I had chosen. And while "Set in Stone" promised to be an interesting and good read, I didn't expect too much from the book. How wrong I was. "Set in Stone" proved to be such a well written and wonderfully absorbing book, that I stayed up to finish the book.

In late nineteenth century England, young Samuel Godwin is hired by the wealthy owner of Fourwinds, Ernest Farrow, to tutor both of Ernest's daughter's on the finer points of drawing and painting. For the impoverished Samuel, who has a mother and a sister to provide for, this job is like a godsend -- a generous employer, the beautiful and enchanting Fourwinds, two pretty and talented students -- could any employee ask for anything more. But soon, Samuel senses that there is something rather odd about the entire setup at Fourwinds. The governess, Charlotte Agnew, seems to be very anxious and watchful, and very protective of her charges; the two Farrow sisters seem to be wrapped up in a scandal from the past; while the behaviour of Mr. Farrow leads Samuel to suspect that he has been specially chosen for a particular purpose. Before long, Samuel finds himself enmeshed in the strange atmosphere at Fourwinds, and finds himself compelled to unravel all the mysteries that Fourwinds seems to be hiding...

I kept thinking about how alike "Set in Stone" was to Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White" -- the impoverished art teacher who finds himself drawn to one of his charges and mixed up in the scandals and secrets of the gentry -- not only was the storyline somewhat similar but like "The Woman In White," "Set in Stone" was also magnificently layered with atmosphere and mystery. I like a good gothic novel, and had read quite a few gothic novles as a teen. So I was pleased to discover that good gothics were still being published for teens. True the very last secret seems a tad over the top but that's a small price to pay for a well crafted and beautifully written gothic novel. Absorbing and compelling, "Set in Stone" is an excellent choice as a recommendation for a young reader you're hoping to introduce Wilkie Collins to one day.
August
I really enjoyed this read! The story and characters were great. I loved the different points of view for the story telling, and even using hand written letters to help the story unfold. There are many sub plots an different twists that unfold. Even though I had figured out the main plot by he middle of the book, the other sub plots and mysteries kept me deeply intrigued.
As a side note, the subject matter as well as the style of writing is not really suitable for a "youth" book. This is an adult book through and through. Don't let the youth caption scare you away! Because of he subject matter, I am not even sure I would let my teenager read it.