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tiredandgrumpy Sat 13-Oct-12 08:05:09

not much to go on, I'm afraid, but I remember enjoying it when I was about 9. It's a sort of magical mythical theme and starts off with a girl finding a stone circle of some sort because it's in a cornfield and the crops won't grow over where the stones are buried. That's all I can remember, so thanks in advance and congratulations to anyone clever enough to get it!

legalalien Sat 13-Oct-12 08:10:22

I thought it might have been The dark is rising by Susan cooper, but although that has circles in it the main character is a boy. Off to buy a copy of that - will keep thinking.....

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 13-Oct-12 08:11:55

There are six books in The Dark Is Rising sequence and there is a girl as well. Might be Seaward?

tiredandgrumpy Sat 13-Oct-12 08:12:49

I thought that too and bought it, but definitely not. Am wondering whether it was a Penelope Lively.

legalalien Sat 13-Oct-12 08:23:01

Funny you should say that as have just been googling books by penelope lively - I'm pretty sure I had a hardback of the book you're looking for as a child - I can see the cover in my mind but unfortunately not the title.... And was sure that the author's first name was penelope....

legalalien Sat 13-Oct-12 08:24:56

Gosh - had forgotten the Whispering Knights ... Feel an expensive amazon order coming on....

pinkthechaffinch Sat 13-Oct-12 08:25:32

Might it be marianne dreams by Catherine store. There are standing stones in that.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 13-Oct-12 08:28:11

I'd better hide this thread before it makes me jump in the car to my parents and dig out my books...

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 13-Oct-12 08:28:47

Legal what did the cover look like in your head?

legalalien Sat 13-Oct-12 08:39:29

The cover looked like it had been painted, and had sort of yellowish grass stuff on the bottom half (I guess wheat or corn) and was then more grey at the top, and I think there were some stones. Not the same one as the whispering knights which sounds similar - I had this one cover

MortaIWombat Sat 13-Oct-12 20:54:42

Is it the Giant under the Snow?

legalalien Sun 14-Oct-12 08:08:52

Just found this great website for book queries - worth giving it a shot?

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