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This Rough Magic: A completely unputdownable adventure set in the South of France

Mary Stewart

5 Reviews

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c 1960 to c 1970, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Adult & contemporary romance

Romance and danger on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu.

When Lucy's sister Phyllida suggests that she join her for a quiet holiday on the island of Corfu, Lucy is overjoyed. Her work as an actress has temporarily come to a halt. But the peaceful idyll does not last long. A series of incidents, seemingly unconnected - but all surrounded in mystery - throws Lucy's life into a dangerous spin, as fear, danger and death - as well as romance - supplant the former tranquillity.

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Praise for This Rough Magic: A completely unputdownable adventure set in the South of France

  • Suspense and romance expertly mingled - Observer

  • Keeps one awake through the long night's journey into day - Guardian

  • A splendid book at any time - News of the World

  • She set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing - Elizabeth Buchan

  • A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors. - Harriet Evans

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Mary Stewart

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.

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