Award-winning British author Linda Newbery excels in writing atmospheric YA novels that are intriguing and gripping. Set in the late Victorian period and reminiscent of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White
, Set in Stone
takes place on a remote estate, Fourwinds, where an aspiring and penniless artist, Samuel Godwin, has just been hired as an art tutor for the two sheltered daughters of the house. There is something odd about the setup at Fourwinds, and Samuel soon finds himself enmeshed in the strange atmosphere at the manor and compelled to unravel all the mysteries and deceptions that the house seems to be hiding...
Winner of the British Costa Children's Book Award, Set in Stone can be appreciated not only for its lyrical prose but also for its riveting storyline.