The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone

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Set in the Welsh marches in the year 1199, The Seeing Stone is a uniquely contemporary take on the Arthurian legends. It is an enthralling story of secrets and mysteries in the life of young Arthur Caldicot, who discovers his namesake, the boy King Arthur, in his seeing stone. The Seeing Stone brilliantly evokes the earthy, uncomfortable reality of daily life in the Middle Ages, and of a whole community - from Gatty, the reeve's daughter to Tanwen the chamber-servant, from Oliver the priest to Lady Alice, keeper of a terrible secret - facing the conflicts and uncertainties of a new century.show more

Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 257g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753821214
  • 9780753821213
  • 2,160,399

About Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland is the author of the much acclaimed Arthur trilogy, now sold in 23 languages. He won the Guardian Children's Book Award in 2001 for THE SEEING STONE and the Carnegie Medal in l985 for STORM. His many notable books for adults and children include poetry, classic retellings and anthologies. He has written and presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.show more

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'beautifully written and brilliantly sustained.' THE SCHOOL LIBRARIANshow more

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4,147 ratings
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4 36% (1,482)
3 31% (1,281)
2 9% (378)
1 3% (108)
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