The Stone House was the second of the three originally planned Class novels, tied to the first series. It was written by A.K. Benedict.

Publisher's summary Edit

"If you get out, you'd think you'd be one of the lucky ones. But you're not. The house infects you."

There's an old stone house near Coal Hill School. Most people hurry past it. They've heard the stories. But, if you stop, and look up, you'll see the face of a girl, pressed up against a window. Screaming.

Tanya finds herself drawn to the stone house. There's a mystery there, and she's going to solve it. But the more she investigates, the more she realises that there's a presence in the house. One that wants her.

Something is waiting for Tanya in the stone house. Something that has been trapping others in its web over the years. Something that is far worse than any ghosts.

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Individuals Edit

  • Tanya Adeola has a neighbour named Mrs Cartwright.
  • Of all ghostbusters, Matteusz wants to be Kate McKinnon as the one with the best hair.
  • Miss Quill compares Tanya's invisibility with Derren Brown's magic tricks.

Alien species Edit

Locations Edit

London locations Edit

Other Earth locations Edit

  • Amira with her father, mother and sister Yana lived in Damascus in Syria until the war started.
  • Amira, Ummi and Yana crossed the border from Syria to Kahramanmaras on the Turkish side.
  • Ummi drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on their way from Turkey to Greece.
  • Tanya's aunt went for a holiday in Spain.
  • Among national dolls in the house there is a Spanish and Iranian dolls.
  • The last refugee camp Amira stayed in before England was in Calais. There she shared a tent with a family from Homs.
  • Yana suffocated while crossing the Channel in the back of a lorry with a refrigerator unit.

Extraterrestrial locations Edit

Plants Edit

  • Dandelions and overgrown roses grow in the garden of the old stone house.
  • Tanya sees geraniums.
  • The windows of the house are covered with ivy.
  • The back garden of the house is overgrown with nettle and dock leaf, which looks like nettle.

Animals Edit

  • Trochulus hispidus is a species of snails with hairy shells.
  • Mrs Cartwright has a Collie.
  • Charlie draws ants.
  • A cat pisses on dandelions.
  • Tanya notices a pile of earth scurried up by a badger.
  • The hedges in the back garden of the old stone house have the shape similar to a squirrel or a woolly mammoth.
  • Tanya sees a dead wasp.
  • Earth spiders have no eyelids.

Human biology and psychology Edit

  • Tanya read that even having not slept the night, a human still catches bits of non-REM sleep. She also read about five tricks to wake up from nightmares: concentrate, observe, scream, blink and run.
  • Human bones are wrapped in periosteum.
  • Shifting brainwaves from theta to gamma and beta results in waking up.
  • Stimulation of amygdala during sleep causes adrenaline flow and opening of the eyes.
  • Tanya thinks that Amira exhibits Stockholm syndrome towards the house.

Food and drinks Edit

Organisations Edit

  • Tanya often tries hacking the Pentagon.
  • To gather information about the house, Tanya impersonates a representative of the Mass Observation Centre at the local library.
  • Reyland Developers puts up an announcement for nightwatch staff in a local newspaper.
  • Alan F. Turnpike runs the urban legends website "Myth City" featuring stories about the old stone house.

Science Edit

Technology Edit

Earth technology Edit

  • April uses Nair tubes to remove hair.
  • Tanya and Ram communicate via DM and FaceTime.
  • During a heat wave, April uses a battery-operated fan.
  • Amira communicated with Baba using Whatsapp before losing her phone in the sea.
  • Tanya mentions Instagram.
  • When Charlie says Miss Quill's pen might be a special device, Ram suggests it is a dildo.
  • Miss Quill has EMF readers, like on Most Haunted, that measure fluctuations in electromagnetic fields.
  • X-pro II filter modifies photos by blackening the edges.
  • Alan Turnpike drives a Mini.

Alien technology Edit

Gardening Edit

  • Flowers such as roses are supposed to be deadheaded.

History Edit

  • There are dolls in Victorian dresses in the attic of the house.

Culture Edit

Earth culture Edit

Rhodian culture Edit

Religion Edit

  • Amira often prays that, insha'Allah, she sees Baba searching for his family.

Minerals Edit

Notes Edit

  • Although, based on the dates mentioned in television episodes, the main events of this story are supposed to be happening in October-November 2016, repeated mentions of a heat wave and pictures of "packed British beaches" in newspapers suggest that A. K. Benedict intended the story to take place in the summer. This makes dating some of the events of the story uncertain.
  • Matteusz's identification with Kate McKinnon makes even more sense given that she is openly gay.
  • When the Coal Hill defenders split up investigating the house with Tanya going upstairs with Charlie and Matteusz and Miss Quill, April and Ram trying to find the basement, Tanya suddenly interferes in the conversation of the latter team happening downstairs. (Presumably, these are Ram's words, erroneously assigned to Tanya.)
  • April says: "My parents aren't going to let me out of the house ..." even though her father is not living with them and is not even allowed to approach April without permission.

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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