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Elijah Smith was born in the graveyard of the church at Werrington, a village in the Soke of Peterborough. I can tell you this for certain, as I am his mother and so was there at the time.' So begins the story of Clementina Smith, a young girl when she gives birth to her illegitimate son, Elijah. Other girls have been put out on the highroad for less, but Clementina's Dei and Dadus stick by her and Elijah grows up greatly loved by his small but tight-knit Romany family. And then, he meets a non-Romany girl... Clementina thinks Rose Childer is a snooty, lower-class gorjer (non-Romany). Rose thinks Clementina is the mother-in-law from hell...

From the farms of the Fenland in the 1870's through the backstreets of Victorian Cambridge to modern-day Peterborough, Stone Cradle charts the history of three generations of one extended family. How do Travellers adapt to a century that no longer seems to need them? And what is everyone to do, when two women in a family hate each other other?

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Hardback Editions

February 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 0-7505-2657-2 / 978-0-7505-2657-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 0-7432-2089-7 / 978-0-7432-2089-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 1-4711-3757-0 / 978-1-4711-3757-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 0-7434-4039-0 / 978-0-7434-4039-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 0-7432-2090-0 / 978-0-7432-2090-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

October 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 1-84652-143-2 / 978-1-84652-143-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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October 2007 : UK Audio CD

Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
ISBN: 1-84652-144-0 / 978-1-84652-144-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stone Cradle
Author(s): Louise Doughty
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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