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Mary Stewart
Mart Stewart, one of the most popular novelists writing today, was born in Sunderland, County Durham, England. After boarding-school, she recieved a B.A. with first class honors in English Language and Literature from Durham University and went on for her M.A. Later she returned to her own... show more



Mart Stewart, one of the most popular novelists writing today, was born in Sunderland, County Durham, England. After boarding-school, she recieved a B.A. with first class honors in English Language and Literature from Durham University and went on for her M.A. Later she returned to her own University as a Lecturer in English. She married in 1945. Her husband is Sir Frederick Stewart, who is Chairman of the Geology Department at Edinburgh University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.Mary Stewart's career as a novelist began in 1954 with the publication of Madam, Will You Talk? Since then she has published fifteen successful novels, including The Last Enchantment, the third book of the magical trilogy about the legendary enchanter Merlin and young Arthur. Her books for young readers, The Little Broomstick (1971) and Ludo and the Star Horse (1974), quickly met with the same success as her other novels. In 1968, she was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. In 1971, the Scottish Chapter of the International PEN Association awarded her the Frederick Niven prize for the The Crystal Cave. In 1974, the Scottish Arts Council Award went to Ludo and the Star Horse.

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Birth date: September 12, 1916
Died: May 09, 2014
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 day ago
by Mary Stewart This one starts out without as much description as previous Mary Stewart books I've read, but by the end of the first chapter exactly what Rose Cottage is has been explained. Much of the first half of the book feels like ordinary things going on, but a mystery presents itself when ...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 3 months ago
This book was delightful. I really enjoyed Charity, the heroine, with her mad driving skills and complete lack of any instinct for self-preservation. David, the 13-year-old boy she befriends, was completely delightful. And the hero, [spoiler] Richard, [/spoiler] was not nearly as appealing as Charit...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 8 months ago
Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart Widowed Charity Selborne had been greatly looking forward to her driving holiday through France with her old friend Louise - long, leisurely days under the hot sun, enjoying the beauty of the parched Provencal landscape. But when Charity arrived at their ho...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 1 year ago
As you can see from my rating, I liked this book quite a lot, which is a bit of surprise since the elements of the book really didn't work for me all that well. The thing is that Mary Stewart can just WRITE, you guys. I love reading her books because she is able to create these evocative settings th...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 1 year ago
Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart Artist Jennifer Silver has come to the picturesque, secluded Valley of the Storms in the French Pyrenees to meet with a young cousin who is about to enter the convent there — only to discover that the young woman has died in a dreadful car accident. Or did s...
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