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This Rough Magic - Mary Stewart
This Rough Magic
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When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world. As a minor player in the London theatre herself, Lucy naturally wishes to meet him—that is,... show more
When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world. As a minor player in the London theatre herself, Lucy naturally wishes to meet him—that is, until her sister indicates, with uncharacteristic vagueness, that all is not well with Sir Julian and that his composer son discourages visitors, particularly strangers. Yet Lucy has already encountered Sir Julian's son on the morning of her arrival, in a tempestuous run-in that involved the attempted shooting of a friendly dolphin. First published in 1964, this spirited novel will hold Mary Stewart fans breathless as it uncovers a series of mystifying and frightening events, tinging the otherwise sparkling setting of Corfu with dark hues of violence.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781444720501
Publisher: Hodder And Stoughton
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 This Rough Magic
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...
Moonlight Madness
Moonlight Madness rated it
4.0 This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart
Does anyone else write like Mary Stewart? Because if there is another Mary Stewart out there, I want to find her. Her books are the perfect combination of romance and suspense, set in the most beautiful places. I really enjoy the fact that they are contemporaries for the time that they were written....
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 This Rough Magic
I´m not sure why I like Mary Stewart´s books as much as I do, but it must have something to do with the way I feel when reading one of her books: [Source] Yes, she´s taking the reader on an adventure. And I don´t care how formulaic, unrealistic and farfetched her stories are and I can´t even g...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.5 This Rough Magic
It took awhile, but I've come to a book that my mom and I don't necessarily agree on. She remembers this book fondly, while I have more ambivalent feelings about it. I was less than 8 pages in before I was ready to chuck it all and go to Corfu; Stewart's creation of the setting was downright se...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
5.0 This Rough Magic
This one of my favorites of Stewarts! She really makes you want to travel the world!
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