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The String Diaries - Stephen Lloyd Jones

The String Diaries - Stephen Lloyd Jones

Title: The String Diaries

Author:  Stephen Lloyd Jones

ISBN:  9781472204660

Weight:  935 g

Lined and publication dated signed first edition, first printing



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The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

He has a face you love.  A voice you trust.  To survive you must kill him.

A jumble of entries, written in different hands, different languages and different times.  They tell of a rumour.  A shadow.  A stalking death.

The only interest that Oxford Professor Charles Meredith has in the diaries is as a record of Hungarian folklore… until he comes face to face with a myth.

For Hannah Wilde, the diaries are a survival guide that taught her the three rules she lives by: verify everyone, trust no one, and if in any doubt, run.

But Hannah knows that if her nine-year-old daughter is ever going to be safe, she will have to stop running and face the terror that has hunted her family for five generations.

And nothing in the diaries can prepare her for that.

An imaginative, tight, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller, which follows an historical mystery through to its nail-biting contemporary conclusion.

Peer & Press Reviews

At once chilling and soulful, this hauntingly powerful tale weaves together the best elements of the psychological thriller, fantasy horror, and historical fiction.  Stephen Lloyd Jones has penned a deeply inventive, dazzling debut novel.

Eliot Pattison, author of The Skull Mantra

Original, richly imagined and powerfully told.


With The String Diaries, Stephen Lloyd Jones has created a new mythology of the monstrous to rival Stoker’s or Shelley’s.  Grounded in the real world and populated by characters we believe in, this is a book of magic for the doubtful, a fantastic tale for skeptics, at once transporting and convincing.

Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The String Diaries
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Lined: ‘Another word he saw repeated was a name.  Jakab.’
Dated: 04 July 2013 [publication day]
Awards and Media
Book Club listing Featured on Radio 2 Book Club (Monday 01 July 2013)
Book Stats
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781472204660
ISBN 10: 1472204662
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 406
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 162 x 38mm
Design Credits
Jacket photography: secondcorner / Shutterstock (string)

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