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do you know which book this is?
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I read a gothic years ago, I think it was written in the 1970's. The word "Stone" or "Stones" was in the title. There was a poem in the book about "the stone". Anyhoo, the people lived in a huge stone mansion and at the very end someone removed a certain stone in the wall that the poem was about and the WHOLE HOUSE COLLAPSED. This certain stone held the whole house together. It was very good but I can't remember title or author.
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(01-21-2010, 05:53 PM)bronte Wrote: I read a gothic years ago, I think it was written in the 1970's. The word "Stone" or "Stones" was in the title. There was a poem in the book about "the stone". Anyhoo, the people lived in a huge stone mansion and at the very end someone removed a certain stone in the wall that the poem was about and the WHOLE HOUSE COLLAPSED. This certain stone held the whole house together. It was very good but I can't remember title or author.

Two possibilities that come to mind are:

(1) Sinister Stone by Daoma Winston:
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/w/daom...-stone.htm

(2) The Stone Bull by Phyllis Whitney:
http://www.phyllisawhitney.com/The%20Stone%20Bull.htm

Not sure if either of those fits your description, but worth a try. If I notice any other gothics with the word stone in the title, I'll let you know.
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(01-21-2010, 05:53 PM)bronte Wrote: I read a gothic years ago, I think it was written in the 1970's. The word "Stone" or "Stones" was in the title. There was a poem in the book about "the stone". Anyhoo, the people lived in a huge stone mansion and at the very end someone removed a certain stone in the wall that the poem was about and the WHOLE HOUSE COLLAPSED. This certain stone held the whole house together. It was very good but I can't remember title or author.

Hi Bronte

There's a book called The Stones of Strendleigh, written by Geraldine Killoran and published by Ace books November 1974. This featured a mansion called Strendleigh which was destroyed when the lion headed key stone to one of the arches was removed - causing the whole building to collapse. I've posted a review of the book, along with a photo of the cover here: Stones of Strendleigh
Hope this helps

sara
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THANK YOU SARA!!!!! The Stones of Strendleigh IS the book I've been trying to remember. You rock!
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