Hodder gets Auel's new novel

<p>Hodder&amp;Stoughton has acquired Jean Auel's new novel, "The Shelters of Stone", the fifth volume of the bestselling Earth's Children series that began in 1980 with "The Clan of the Cave Bear". The book will appear in May 2002, more than 10 years after the fourth novel in the sequence, "Plains of Passage", was published by Hodder in 1990.</p><p>Hodder said that publication would be the "fiction event of 2002". Total sales of the books in the series now stand at 34 million copies.</p>

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