The Stone Book Quartet

Style: Outstanding

Attitude: Positive

Cover of The Stone Book Quartet

Author: Alan Garner

Age Range: Pre Teens+

Period: Various

Genres:  HistoricalShort


4 interlinked short stories covering one rural Macclesfield family over some 3 centuries. Originally stonemasons, they turn to smithing, and there are links from one story to another.


A quiet book with delicate interweaving of family history. There is a certain delight in the dialect spoken and in recognising the links to past stories. It has a musical feel to it, with themes emerging and reemerging and changes of tack midstory.

Tuesday 1st January 2002