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Mary Stewart (1) [1916–2014]

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The Crystal Cave 5,204 copies, 88 reviews
The Hollow Hills 3,723 copies, 40 reviews
The Last Enchantment 3,368 copies, 26 reviews
The Wicked Day 2,432 copies, 18 reviews
Thornyhold 1,422 copies, 40 reviews
Nine Coaches Waiting 1,386 copies, 37 reviews
Touch Not the Cat 1,380 copies, 26 reviews
The Moon-Spinners 1,303 copies, 20 reviews
The Ivy Tree 1,193 copies, 30 reviews
This Rough Magic 1,192 copies, 27 reviews
Airs Above the Ground 1,130 copies, 20 reviews
Madam, Will You Talk? 979 copies, 24 reviews
The Gabriel Hounds 976 copies, 11 reviews
My Brother Michael 910 copies, 16 reviews
Wildfire at Midnight 830 copies, 17 reviews
Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy 802 copies, 14 reviews
Rose Cottage 744 copies, 12 reviews
The Prince and the Pilgrim 704 copies, 10 reviews
Thunder on the Right 702 copies, 14 reviews
The Stormy Petrel 657 copies, 11 reviews
A Walk In Wolf Wood 515 copies, 10 reviews
The Little Broomstick 250 copies, 10 reviews
The Wind Off the Small Isles 165 copies, 6 reviews
Ludo and the Star Horse 114 copies, 3 reviews
Frost on the Window: Poems 18 copies, 1 review
The Lost One 2 copies

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Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow was born on 12 September 1916 in Sunderland, England, the United Kingdom. She graduated from Durham University, from where she received an honorary D.Litt in 2009. She was a lecturer in English Language and Literature there until her marriage in 1945 to Sir Frederick Stewart, former chairman of the Geology Department of Edinburgh University, who died in 2001.

Lady Mary Stewart was author of twenty novels, a volume of poetry, and three books for young readers, she is admired for both her contemporary stories of romantic suspense and her historical novels. Her finest and most original achievement was Merlin Trilogy, an Arthurian saga: The Crystal Cave (1970), The Hollow Hills (1973) and The Last Enchantment (1979). The first of these was turned into a children’s television series in 1991. During years she resided in Scotland, where she died on 9 May 2014.

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