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  • This novel calls to mind the writings of the Bronte sisters... despite or maybe because of the author seeming so unconcerned with current trends, this book works on every level. The plot is full of twists, the charcters are multi-dimensional, and the atmosphere of that grand Victorian house, with all its intrigue and hierarchy, is electric. Set in Stone is a gripping page-turner for children and adults alike

    Glasgow Herald
  • An absorbing, thoughtful, jigsaw puzzle of a book... if its atmosphere is that of a Victorian mystery, the setting combines the richly imagined detail of a George Eliot novel with the grace and light of a Vuillard painting

    Kate Agnew, Books for Keeps
  • The protagonists' unreliable narratives keep readers on the edge of their seats as the shocking nature of their secret is gradually, teasingly revealed in this lyrical novel

    Lesley Agnew, The Bookseller
  • Linda Newberry has very successfully recreated the nineteenth century voice reminiscent of the Bronte's and Austen, and the element of mystery to be solved evokes the style of Wilkie Collins. The particular strength of this novel is the way in which the characters are drawn, each with their own story that leads the reader through the quagmire that is the Farrow family saga

  • Exactly captures genteel Victorian diction and the seething lust, shame and cruelty beneath


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