Stone Children and Other Stories

Clare Colvin

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804471104


Publication date: 20 September 2024

Rights: World



In Stone Children Britain’s love – and usage – of the Continent is laid bare. A couple eat their way through France and are overcome by greed; an ashes-scattering goes terribly wrong; a house is haunted by pain and abuse.

Through each powerful tale we follow, mesmerised, moving through time and across continents, as the flaws and greed of humanity are exposed with extraordinary skill and wit.

‘Highly individual… recreates its period setting with wit and grace.’
Independent (in praise of Masque of the Gonzagas)

‘Elegant writing, excellent research… ripe with the intrigue, passion and danger of the best historical novels.’
Sunday Times (in praise of The Mirror Makers)

Clare Colvin

Clare Colvin is a novelist, short-story writer, opera critic and journalist. She is author of three novels, The Mirror Makers, A Fatal Season and Masque of the Gonzagas. As a journalist she has edited an arts diary for the Observer, worked as a theatre critic for the Evening News and the Times, and was literary editor for the Sunday Express. Her short stories have been published in a number of anthologies, and often draw on her travels, including several months in India and Lebanon, where she raced as an amateur jockey. Having spent time living and working around the world, Clare now lives in London.

 Author portrait © Victoria Carew-Hunt