Over Sea, Under Stone

Susan Cooper
Illustrated by Laura Carlin
Preface by the author

The first book in the award-winning The Dark is Rising sequence, Over Sea, Under Stone is a fantastical adventure set among forces of Light and Dark.

Simon, Jane and Barney Drew know that their holiday in Cornwall will be a wonderful one. The seaside village of Trewissick is filled with fishermen to chat to, and the house they are staying in has secret passages, stairways and even a hidden attic to explore. Best of all, they have their mysterious, enthralling Great-Uncle Merry all to themselves for four whole weeks. When they discover an ancient manuscript hidden in the house, it seems a harmless excitement, but first a burglary, and then a frightening moonlit encounter among the standing stones on the headland reveal that the children are not the only ones interested in the parchment. All at once Trewissick seems to wear a different face: the friendly fishermen, helpful vicar and motherly housekeeper may not be all they seem. It may be that not even Great-Uncle Merry can protect the children from the terrifying figures of the Dark.

Quarter-bound in buckram with printed Modigliani paper sides
Set in Elysium with Clairvaux display
216 pages
Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations
Plain slipcase
9˝ x 6¼˝

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