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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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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 days ago
I'm done. Done with the book and done with Stewart. Her kind of romantic suspense really does not work for me on either romance side or the suspense side of things. Having read two of her books, I am left with a feeling that her stories are overly contrived, full of snobbery, looking down on pe...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 6 days ago
I canĀ“t even bother to write a proper review for Nine Coaches Waiting. The mystery was lame and ridiculous, the romance was boring as well, the female main character was an idiot, her love interest was a douche and all the French people were depicted as mean spirited and/or dimwitted and/or downri...
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Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 1 week 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 ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 1 week ago
This was an interesting first dip into the works of Mary Stewart. Stewart created an atmosphere for the story that was almost tangible. It beautifully written and very much made me feel like I was there, on Skye, on a overcast day, just waiting for the clouds to break. Unfortunately, the main ...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
I felt the need to dive back into an old faithful this week, and Mary Stewart was the choice and The Gabriel Hounds the book. I still love the Mary Stewart mysteries. Yes, they're somewhat dated, but I'm transported back to the girl in her early teens who gobbled them up like potato chips. The hero...
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