This Rough Magic: A completely unputdownable adventure set in the South of France

This Rough Magic: A completely unputdownable adventure set in the South of France

by Mary Stewart

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Stuck inside? Join the original queen of the page-turner Mary Stewart, as she leads you on a thrilling journey through a dangerous and deadly Provence . . .

''Mary Stewart is magic'' New York Times

''One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century'' Independent

Lucy Waring, a young, out-of-work actress from London, leaps at the chance to visit her sister for a summer on the island paradise of Corfu, and what''s more, a famous but reclusive actor is staying in a villa nearby. But Lucy''s hopes for rest and romance are shattered when a body washes up on the beach and she finds herself swept up in a chilling chain of events.

I shuddered, and drank my coffee, leaning back in my chair to gaze out across pine tops furry with gold towards the sparkling sea, and surrendering myself to the dreamlike feeling that marks the start of a holiday . . .

''A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I''d rather read her than most other authors.'' Harriet Evans

''She built the bridge between classic literature and modern popular fiction. She did it first and she did it best.'' Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444720518
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/26/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 30,055
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century''s bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association''s Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children''s books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.

What People are Saying About This

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"A magical concoction brewed from the most disparate plot elements. . . . A warm and sunny book, for all its violence."  —New York Times

"Romantic, suspenseful, delightful."  —Columbus Dispatch

"The best sort of romantic suspense, the kind that only Mary Stewart could write."  —Nancy Pearl, author, Book Lust to Go

"Mary Stewart's writing is magical, with every word and phrase carefully chosen for beauty and sound and shape. . . . One marvels at the exquisite evocation of scene."  —Los Angeles Times

"Wonderfully evoked atmosphere . . . fine plotting and suspense."  —San Francisco Chronicle

"Suspense and romance, expertly mingled."  —Observer

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