Stone Virgin

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For five hundred years a statue of the Madonna has watched over Venice. Now, dulled by time and pollution, she is prepared for restoration. As Simon Raikes immerses himself in the painstaking task of cleaning and repairing, he is inexorably drawn to the stories of violence and lust which have surrounded this stone virgin.

Simon’s investigations lead him to Chiara Litsov, the wife of a renowned sculptor. A dangerous attraction develops between them and it appears inevitable that once again the stone virgin will bear witness to passion, betrayal and murder.

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"A marvellous novel, beautifully written and compelling to read" ( Daily Telegraph)

"A tour de force of informed, atmospheric writing ... an impressive, thought-provoking book" ( Sunday Times)

"An enthralling exploration of time and of Venice and of the creative mind" ( New Yorker)

"A remarkable novel ... a superlative evocation of a Venice of murky calli ... a master stylist" ( Spectator)

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Passionate, erotic and haunting, this is a brilliant novel by one of Britain's most important novelists.

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