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The Stone Book Quartet

(1978)
(A book in the Stone Book series)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
A classic work of rural magic realism from one of Britain's greatest children's novelists.

Through four interconnected fables of a way of living in rural England that has now disappeared, Alan Garner vividly brings to life a landscape situated on the outskirts of industrial Manchester.

Smiths and chandlers, steeplejacks and quarrymen, labourers and artisans: they all live and work hand in hand with the seasons, the elements and the land. There is a mutual respect and a knowledge of the magical here that has somehow, somewhere been lost to us. These fables beautifully recapture and restore that lost world in simple, searching prose.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stone Book Quartet (Cascades)
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 0-00-330034-X / 978-0-00-330034-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Educational
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March 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Stone Book Quartet (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 0-00-184282-X / 978-0-00-184282-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stone Book Quartet (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 0-00-720494-9 / 978-0-00-720494-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stone Book Quartet (Cascades)
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 0-00-655151-3 / 978-0-00-655151-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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March 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stone Book Quartet (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 0-00-184289-7 / 978-0-00-184289-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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March 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: STONE BOOK QUARTET
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 0-440-40049-X / 978-0-440-40049-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stone Book Quartet
Author(s): Alan Garner
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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