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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex .
Written in English

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementD.M. Thomas.
SeriesKing Penguin
The Physical Object
Pagination157 p ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21048079M
ISBN 100140064141, 0575027622

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History of birthstones Western custom. The first century Jewish historian Josephus believed there was a connection between the twelve stones in Aaron's breastplate (signifying the tribes of Israel, as described in the Book of Exodus), the twelve months of the year, and the twelve signs of the zodiac.: – Translations and interpretations of the passage in Exodus regarding the breastplate. Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. For example, the birthstone for January is a garnet, while babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone. The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. D. M. Thomas's second novel, Birthstone, involves an American woman and her son who travel to Cornwall in search of their guide is a Welsh woman with a split personality who moves between the past and present. “My first attempt at a novel, after 20 years of poetry only/5. You searched for: birthstone bookmark! Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts related to your search. No matter what you’re looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Let’s get started!

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