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Books and profile for Mary Stewart

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

I just keep coming back to Mary Stewart’s book – like a childhood memory. ‘This Rough Magic’ was published in 1965. Lucy Waring is in her mid-20s and working as an actress. She has just had her first major role … Continue reading

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Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart

I love Mary Stewart, so when I saw this book I couldn’t resist it, even though I normally avoid romance books. I first read this book about 35 years ago. Bryony Ashley has had a telepathic link with someone all … Continue reading

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The Prince and the Pilgrim by Mary Stewart

‘The Prince and the Pilgrim’ has been grouped with the other books of Mary Stewart’s Arthurian saga – ‘The Crystal Cave’, ‘The Hollow Hills’, ‘The Last Enchantment’, and ‘The Wicked Day’. But, it doesn’t seem to have very much in … Continue reading

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Mary Stewart Profile and Books

Mary Stewart was born Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow on September 17 1916 in Sunderland, County Durham, England and died on May 9th 2014. Her father was an Anglican clergyman who had travelled extensively while younger. Her parents met in New … Continue reading

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The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart

After Mary Stewart’s brilliant Merlin Trilogy (‘The Crystal Cave’, ‘The Hollow Hills’, ‘The Last Enchantment’), she produced a sequel to complete the Arthurian Saga. The Wicked Day is Mordred’s story. Near the end of ‘The Hollow Hills’, the young Arthur … Continue reading

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The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment is the third book of Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy and follows on from ‘The Crystal Cave’ and ‘The Hollow Hills’. The Trilogy tells the story of King Arthur (and Merlin of course) from Merlin’s point of view. … Continue reading

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The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

While the books of Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy can be read as stand-alone books, they are best read as a trilogy. The first book, ‘The Crystal Cave’ follows Merlin’s life up to the conception of King Arthur. This book follows … Continue reading

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The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave is the first book of Mary Stewart’s Arthurian Saga which includes the Merlin Trilogy (The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills and The Last Enchantment) and The Wicked Day. I have always loved reading Mary Stewart. She seems … Continue reading

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