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Knot of Stone
This is a multi-layered tale of historical detection; incorporating oral testimonies, recorded histories, official documents, letters, diaries, dreams and prophecies. As a novel, it presents a carefully crafted and insightful revision of actual events, offering a courageous departure from mainstream historical writing. Set against a contemporary backdrop, the main protagon ...more
Paperback, 454 pages
Published April 25th 2011 by Arena Books Ltd
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My first reaction to Knot of Stone is that it is a work of erudition: a book wherein the characters are not only very knowledgeable but impart incredible amounts of historical knowledge to the reader. The story's four main protagonists—an archaeologists, an anthropologist, a social historian and an art collector—find themselves drawn together after discovering a five-century-old skeleton on the shores of modern Cape Town. As the story slowly unfolds, each unravels their own unique connection to ...more