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Mary Stewart - Author

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.

Featured books by Mary Stewart

The Wind off the Small Isles

The Wind off the Small Isles

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

1879. Lanzarote. A wealthy young woman elopes with an impoverished fisherman, leaving her family distraught.1968. Perdita West, secretary to a famous author, visits Lanzarote on a research trip and begins to fall in love with the unusual, beautiful little island. When, while snorkelling, a landslide traps Perdita in an underwater cave, her efforts to save herself will reveal what happened to the ill-fated couple who fell in love at this very spot almost a century ago ...

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Madam, Will You Talk?

Madam, Will You Talk?

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2019

The original queen of the page-turner Mary Stewart leads her readers on a thrilling journey through a dangerous and deadly Provence in this tale perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. 'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times 'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent 'The terrible thirsty heat of the Provencal summer, the noise of the cicadas, the dust of the country buses . . . an excellent tale of mystery' The Times It sounds idyllic: a leisurely drive through the sun-drenched landscape of Provence. But Charity's dream holiday turns into a nightmare when she becomes embroiled in a sinister plot to kidnap a young boy. She soon finds herself in a deadly pursuit and must uncover who to trust . . . and who to fall for. Whenever I look back now on the strange and terrifying events of that holiday in Southern France, I remember the minutes I spent gazing at the golden arches of the Roman aqueduct over the Gardon... the last brief lull before the thunder. '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

The Wind off the Small Isles

The Wind off the Small Isles

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

1879. Lanzarote. A wealthy young woman elopes with an impoverished fisherman, leaving her family distraught.1968. Perdita West, secretary to a famous author, visits Lanzarote on a research trip and begins to fall in love with the unusual, beautiful little island. When, while snorkelling, a landslide traps Perdita in an underwater cave, her efforts to save herself will reveal what happened to the ill-fated couple who fell in love at this very spot almost a century ago ...

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Nine Coaches Waiting The twisty, unputdownable romantic suspense classic

Nine Coaches Waiting The twisty, unputdownable romantic suspense classic

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2019

A thrilling, twisty tale of a dangerous romance set in the heart of mid-century Savoy, from the original queen of romantic suspense. 'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it . . . Praise for Mary Stewart: 'A wonderful wordsmith' Scotsman 'I'd rather read her than most other authors' Harriet Evans 'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent 'She set the benchmark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing' Elizabeth Buchan Reader reviews of Nine Coaches Waiting: 'I was hooked from page one to page-the-end . . . Stewart is a wonderful writer' 'It had me in it's thrall from start to finish. I am compelled to recommend this book to anyone who loves a good read that keeps you on tenterhooks all the way through' 'I finished it at 4 in the morning. Talk about unputdownable!' 'A very good blend of thriller and romance . . . perfect for a lazy day by the pool'

The Land of Punch and Judy A Book of Puppet Plays for Children

The Land of Punch and Judy A Book of Puppet Plays for Children

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Unspotted from the World

Unspotted from the World

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2018

The Land of Punch and Judy A Book of Puppet Plays for Children

The Land of Punch and Judy A Book of Puppet Plays for Children

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Unspotted from the World

Unspotted from the World

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Unspotted from the World

Unspotted from the World

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

THORNYHOLD

THORNYHOLD

Author: Mary Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2018

Knigi Mehri Styuart zavoevali serdca millionov chitatelej, poluchiv pri ehtom vysokuyu ocenku kritikov, osobo otmechavshih ee masterstvo v zhanre avantyurnogo romana. Ej kak nikomu drugomu udalos' ob"e;edinit' v syuzhete liricheskuyu temu, detektivnye noty i poistine kinematograficheskij saspens. Romany Styuart perevodilis' na mnogie yazyki i do sih por prodolzhayut pokoryat' chitayushchuyu publiku vsekh stran mira. V sbornik voshli dva romana: "e;Lunnye pryahi"e; i "e;Gonchie psy Gavriila"e;. V kazhdom iz nih dejstvie razvorachivaetsya v mestah ehkzoticheskih i tainstvennyh. Geroinya pervogo romana Nikola Ferris priezzhaet na Krit, chtoby otdohnut', i neozhidanno obnaruzhivaet, chto v ehtom bezmyatezhnom rajskom ugolke vedetsya samaya nastoyashchaya ohota na dvoih molodyh anglichan, po neschastlivoj sluchajnosti stavshih svidetelyami ubijstva... YUnaya aristokratka Kristi, geroinya vtorogo romana, puteshestvuet po Livanu. Ej stanovitsya izvestno, chto ee tetya Garriet, ehkscentrichnaya bogataya staruha, zhivet nepodaleku ot Bejruta v svoem dvorce. Kristi gorit zhelaniem navestit' tetyu. Odnako popast' v ee skazochnyj dvorec, slovno soshedshij so stranic "e;Tysyachi i odnoj nochi"e;, dovol'no trudno. A eshche trudnee - vyjti iz nego zhivoj...

Merlin Trilogy: The Last Enchantment. The Wicked Day. The Prince and the Pilgrim.

Merlin Trilogy: The Last Enchantment. The Wicked Day. The Prince and the Pilgrim.

Author: Mary Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2018

Mehri Styuart (1916-2014) eshche v yunye gody dala zarok posvyatit' svoyu zhizn' literature. I fortuna vstala na ee storonu. Pervyj roman ("e;Madam, vy budete govorit'?"e;) prishelsya chitatelyam po dushe, i pochti kazhdoe novoe proizvedenie anglijskoj pisatel'nicy stanovilos' bestsellerom. No nastoyashchij uspekh prishel k nej v 1970-e gody, kogda uvidela svet trilogiya o volshebnike Merline i korole Arture ("e;Hrustal'nyj grot"e;, "e;Polye holmy"e;, "e;Poslednee volshebstvo"e;), soedinivshaya v sebe istoriyu i fantastiku i vposledstvii pererosshaya v pentalogiyu (dobavilis' romany "e;Nedobryj den'"e; i "e;Princ i palomnica"e;). Sama pisatel'nica svoyu zadachu opredelyaet prosto:"e;Esli golos predanij tak nastojchiv - esli motivy tak zhivuchi i vozrozhdayutsya vnov' i vnov', - znachit, v nih soderzhitsya real'noe zerno, dazhe v samyh fantasticheskih istoriyah, kotorye nasloilis' vokrug serdceviny skudnyh faktov Arturova sushchestvovaniya. Uvlekatel'noe zanyatie - osmyslivat' ehti podchas dikie i nelogichnye syuzhety, pridavat' im harakter bolee ili menee svyaznyh i pravdopodobnyh rasskazov o chelovecheskih postupkah i mire voobrazheniya"e;.

Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills

Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills

Author: Mary Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2018

Mehri Styuart (1916-2014) eshche v yunye gody dala zarok posvyatit' svoyu zhizn' literature. I fortuna vstala na ee storonu. Pervyj roman ("e;Madam, vy budete govorit'?"e;) prishelsya chitatelyam po dushe, i pochti kazhdoe novoe proizvedenie anglijskoj pisatel'nicy stanovilos' bestsellerom. No nastoyashchij uspekh prishel k nej v 1970-e gody, kogda uvidela svet trilogiya o volshebnike Merline i korole Arture ("e;Hrustal'nyj grot"e;, "e;Polye holmy"e;, "e;Poslednee volshebstvo"e;), soedinivshaya v sebe istoriyu i fantastiku i vposledstvii pererosshaya v pentalogiyu (dobavilis' romany "e;Nedobryj den'"e; i "e;Princ i palomnica"e;). Sama pisatel'nica svoyu zadachu opredelyaet prosto:"e;Esli golos predanij tak nastojchiv - esli motivy tak zhivuchi i vozrozhdayutsya vnov' i vnov', - znachit, v nih soderzhitsya real'noe zerno, dazhe v samyh fantasticheskih istoriyah, kotorye nasloilis' vokrug serdceviny skudnyh faktov Arturova sushchestvovaniya. Uvlekatel'noe zanyatie - osmyslivat' ehti podchas dikie i nelogichnye syuzhety, pridavat' im harakter bolee ili menee svyaznyh i pravdopodobnyh rasskazov o chelovecheskih postupkah i mire voobrazheniya"e;. V knigu vhodyat pervye dva romana cikla.

Little Broomstick

Little Broomstick

Author: Mary Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2018

Neposede Mehri kazhetsya, chto kanikuly u babushki v derevne tyanutsya celuyu vechnost'. No skuke prihodit konec, kogda devochka vstrechaet chernogo kota, i tot privodit ee v les - na to mesto, gde rastet krasivyj, no ochen' strannyj cvetok. Staryj sadovnik rasskazyvaet Mehri, chto ehtot cvetok s nezapamyatnyh vremen schitaetsya volshebnym - on cvetet lish' raz v sem' let, i tomu, kto najdet ego, daruet neobyknovennuyu silu i vlast'. S pomoshch'yu chudesnogo cvetka Mehri na malen'koj metle vzmyvaet za oblaka i prizemlyaetsya v skazochnoj strane. Devochka okazyvaetsya v shkole ved'm, gde ee prinimayut za novuyu uchenicu. Ona nachinaet uchit'sya koldovskomu iskusstvu, no vskore ponimaet, chto v skazochnoj strane tvoritsya chto-to neladnoe...

Launching the Imagination

Launching the Imagination

Author: Mary Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2018

New and better than ever, Launching the Imagination treats design as both a verb and a noun-as both a process and a product. Design is deliberate-a process of exploring multiple solutions and choosing the most promising option. Through an immersion in 2-D 3-D and 4-D concepts students are encouraged to develop methods of thinking visually that will serve them throughout their studies and careers. Building on strengths of the previous five editions Launching the Imagination 6e is even more: Concise. Content has been refined so that maximum content can be communicated as clearly and concisely as possible. Colorful. In addition to the full color used throughout the book, the writing is livelier than that in most textbooks. Analogies expand communication, and every visual example has been carefully selected for maximum impact. Comprehensive. Launching the Imagination is the only foundational text with full sections devoted to critical and creative thinking and to time-based design. The photo program is global, represents a myriad of stylistic approaches, and prominently features design and media arts as well as more traditional art forms. Contemporary. More than half of the visual examples represent artworks completed since 1970, and over 100 represent works completed since 2000 Compelling. Interviews with exemplars of creativity have always been an important feature of this book. Three of the best past profiles have been revised and a new profile has been added. Now inserted into the body of the text, each interview deliberately builds on its chapter content. In Chapter Five, designer Steve Quinn describes the seven-step sequence he uses in developing websites, logos, and motion graphics. In Chapter 8, Jim Elniski describes The Greenhouse Chicago, an innovative home that is both highly energy efficient and elegant. In Chapter 11, ceramicist David MacDonald describes his influences and work process. And, in the new profile in Chapter 6, artist Sara Mast describes an ambitious art and science collaboration begun in celebration of the ideas of Albert Einstein. We have also added a new feature called Success Stories. These short interviews explore connections between foundational coursework and career success. In Chapter Five, Elizabeth Nelson discusses her wide-ranging design work at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In Chapter Six, Jane Parkerson Ferry describes her work as Curator of Education at the Orlando Museum of Art. Jason Chin's interview in Chapter Seven connects directly to his self-designed project in the Self Assignment feature earlier in the chapter. As a freshman at Syracuse University, he completed this ambitious illustration project as the final project in a Two-Dimensional Design course. In the Chapter Seven interview, he describes his current work as a professional illustrator. In Chapter Eight, Dennis Montagna describes connections between his art and design major and his current historical preservation work for the National Park Service. Almost fifty new images have been added, representing major contemporary artists and designers including Wolfgang Buttress, Do Ho Suh, Garo Antresian, Janet Ballweg, Phoebe Morris, Alain Cornu, and Natalya Zahn.

THORNYHOLD

THORNYHOLD

Author: Mary Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

U Dzhili Rehmsi s detstva byli prichiny verit', chto ee lyubimaya krestnaya, tetya Dzhejlis, nemnozhechko koldun'ya, ved' ee redkie poyavleniya vsegda byli takimi chudesnymi! Poluchiv v nasledstvo ot teti dom v Uiltshire, Dzhili obnaruzhivaet v svoem novom vladenii komnatu, gde hranyatsya sushenye travy i kakie-to snadob'ya, i poluchaet poslaniya ot krestnoj, kotorye prinosyat golubi. Devushka uznaet, chto v derevne ee tetushka slyla yasnovidyashchej i znaharkoj - poprostu ved'moj. Pravdu govoryat lyudi ili net, no vo sne Dzhili letaet v lunnom svete i vidit zagadochnuyu scenu u drevnego svyatilishcha druidov... Ej peredalis' po nasledstvu i sposobnosti k vorozhbe, ili dobraya feya-krestnaya pytaetsya ukazat' devushke put' k ee schast'yu?

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