Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery

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characters â Set In Stone Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Linda Newbery 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. 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 the heart of the book eager to reach the story properI was drawn into that story by gorgeous writing and I saw echoes of wonderful writers of the gothic the sensational the romantic Wilkie Collins the Bronte sisters Mrs Radcliffe In 1898 aspiring young artist Samuel Godwin is hired by a Mr Farrow as tutor for his daughters Juliana and Marianne at their country house home FourwindsHe found the two sisters to be very different Marianne was a passionate free spirit while Juliana was uiet demure and clearing clinging to secrets that troubled her And he found that Juliana had reasons to be unhappy The girls mother had died in a tragic accident their father was cold and remote and their beloved governess had been taken away from them But he believed that there was something elseMaybe that something was the young sculptor who Mr Farrow had commissioned to create statues of the four winds one for each side of his house There were just thee glorious statues somehow both pagan and classical because the sculptor had been sent away before his work was completeOr maybe there was an even darker secret at FourwindsThe story is told in alternate chapters but Samuel and by Charlotte who has been hired as governesscompanion to the two sisters She is attentive to her charges she is clearly fond of them but she will say nothing at all of her family or her historyThe storytelling is effective and evocative the plotting is intricate and clever and the suspense is lovelyBut that falls away as the story advances I saw where the story was going and it became a little too predictableOf course I could say that this story is written for younger readers and that I worked things out because I have read a great many gothic romances over the years But that brings me to another concern The dark secret concerns incest It isn t explicit and it happens off stage before this story begins But it is clear what happened and of course the conseuences can be seen It doesn t sit well on a book written for young adults there were other paths that the author could have I think should have takenI loved the art and the artists fascination with and hunt for the sculptor But when he is found suspense is lost the story loses its impetus there was a very obvious and unlikely contrivance and it takes far too long to play out to its conclusionThere are some really lovely and clever touches there are moments of high drama but it wasn t uite enoughAn overlong and improbable maybe even fantastical conclusion to the framing story was the final strawIt was such a pity because Linda Newbery writes very well and there were any good things on this bookIf only it had been a little leaner a little less obviously written for young readers it could have been so specialAs it stands I m sorry to say that it was a disappointment and I think I must be much selective when I pick up literary pastiches in the future

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characters â Set In Stone Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Linda Newbery 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. Set in Stone is an amazing book Written in a beautiful and enchanting prose it weaves together events plot twists and ideas to ultimately come to a conclusion that nobody would ve expected The narrators are Samuel Godwin a young artist who is working as an art tutor at a country mansion named Fourwinds and Charlotte Agnew the governess of the two girls who live there The girls are sisters Juliana and Marianne and through them a fascinating and dark mystery is woven I can often predict the outcome of a mystery but in this case not so much Linda Newbery is a wonderful author and this book made me want to read her other novels

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characters â Set In Stone Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Linda Newbery 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


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    Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Linda Newbery Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery 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 arri

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    Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download 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 the heart of the book eager to reach the story properI was drawn into that story by gorgeous writing and I saw echoes of wonderful writers of the gothic the sensational the rom

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    Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery Free read Set In Stone 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 revelationsWritten very much in a style reminiscent of Wilkie Collins it is the tale of Samuel Godwin an artist on his way t

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    Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Linda Newbery Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download Set in Stone is an amazing book Written in a beautiful and enchanting prose it weaves together events plot twists and ideas to ultimately come to a conclusion that nobody would've expected The narrators are Samuel Godwin a young artist who is working as an art tutor at a country mansion named Fourwinds and Charlo

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    Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ 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

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    Free read Set In Stone Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery I thought this was a fantasy but just a pretty predictable book with no fantasy elements

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    Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Linda Newbery Linda Newbery ô 4 Read & Download Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery 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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    Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ 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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    Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ Linda Newbery Free read ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Linda Newbery 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 S

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    Set In Stone) [Pdf/E–book] ¶ 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 a

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Set In Stone
  • Linda Newbery
  • English
  • 20 November 2018
  • 9780385751025