"I found myself bathing in the wonderful descriptions . . . Newbery writes with grace and immediacy" (Vivien Hamilton Daily Telegraph
"A gothic romance dealing with the most taboo subject of all . . . Newbery has created a climactic period story, compelling in its description and psychological drama . . . the relationship between art and life is starkly framed" (Elaine Williams TES Teacher
"Unfolds with horrific credibility and total suspense" (Gill Roberts Carousel
"This novel calls to mind the writings of the Bronte sisters . . . Despite or maybe because of the author seeming so unconcerned with current trends, this book works on every level. The plot is full of twists, the charcters are multi-dimensional, and the atmosphere of that grand Victorian house, with all its intrigue and hierarchy, is electric. Set in Stone
is a gripping page-turner for children and adults alike" (Glasgow Herald
"This is a plot-driven, exciting thriller" (Audrey Baker Inis
A chilling novel set at the end of the nineteenth century, where murder and madness exist side by side...