Stone Cradle

Stone Cradle

by Louise Doughty

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/11/2014

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'Captivating and beautifully written.' Mirror


From the bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard comes this story of three generations of one Romany family in England, as they face family life, love and marriage along with the changes and upheavals for Travelling people at the turn of the nineteenth century.


Clementina Smith is just a young girl when she gives birth to her illegitimate son, Elijah, in a graveyard in Victorian Cambridgeshire. Others have been put out on the highroad for less, but Clementina's parents stick by her and Elijah grows up greatly loved by his small but tight-knit family. But then he meets Rose, a non-Romany girl.

Based on Louise Doughty's own family history, Stone Cradle is a love triangle between a mother, a son and his wife that asks whether the Romany spirit and traditions can survive as rural Britain moves into the modern world.

ISBN:
9780571315833
9780571315833
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-11-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty is the author of seven novels, including Apple Tree Yard, published by Faber & Faber, which was a top 10 bestseller in UK and Ireland and has been published or is being translated into twenty-two languages.

It was longlisted for The Guardian Not-the-Booker prize and shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger Award and the National Book Awards Thriller of the Year.

Apple Tree Yard is her first novel since Whatever You Love, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

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