I'm looking for a fantasy novel that I believe takes place in Cornwall, England. It features the Mên-an-Tol, a violin, and music. The protagonist is a girl who passes through one of the circular stones and is transported to another place or time. That's about all I can remember, except that it made quite an impression on me years ago!


This sounds like Charles de Lint's The Little Country.

From Goodreads (emphasis mine):

When folk musician Janey Little finds a mysterious manuscript in an old trunk in her grandfather's cottage, she is swept into a dangerous realm both strange and familiar. But true magic lurks within the pages of The Little Country, drawing genuine danger from across the oceans into Janey's life, impelling her--armed only with her music--toward a terrifying confrontation.

Come walk the mist-draped hills of Cornwall, come walk the ancient standing stones. Listen to the fiddles, and the wind, and the sea. Come step with Janey Little into the pages of...The Little Country.

I found it by Googling "fantasy novel Cornwall standing stones", which led me to this page.

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  • Thanks SO much,I googled and googled,but all the wrong words apparently! You made my day! – Brad Scharf Sep 5 '16 at 19:42
  • @BradScharf You're very welcome! Don't forget to click the checkmark on the left of the answer, to mark your question as solved :-) Actually this book sounds right up my street - I may try to get hold of it and read it myself. – Rand al'Thor Sep 5 '16 at 19:49
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    Rand al'Thor,I remember being very sad when I finished the book. I've always been fascinated with standing stones,the Celts and Druids,elves and faeries,Findhorn,Pan,etc. This book ticked a lot of those boxes. Anyway,thanks again,I just ordered it on Amazon for 69 cents+4.00 shipping. Saw quite a few copies there if you're interested. Cheers Mate! Brad – Brad Scharf Sep 6 '16 at 20:51

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