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The Gift of Stones

The Gift of Stones

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'Salute the liars – they can make the real world disappear and a fresh world take its place...' Set in a coastal Stone Age village at the advent of bronze, Jim Crace's second novel, published for the first time in Penguin paperback, is marked by astonishing poetic resonance and daring imagination. ...more

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James "Jim" Crace is an award-winning English writer. His novel Quarantine , won the Whitbread Novel award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize . Harvest won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize .

Crace grew up in Forty Hill, an area at the far northern point of Greater London, close to Enfield where Crace attended Enfield Grammar School. He