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Mary Stewart (1) [1916–2014]

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The Crystal Cave 4,966 copies, 80 reviews
The Hollow Hills 3,619 copies, 37 reviews
The Last Enchantment 3,267 copies, 23 reviews
The Wicked Day 2,374 copies, 16 reviews
Thornyhold 1,367 copies, 38 reviews
Nine Coaches Waiting 1,356 copies, 36 reviews
Touch Not the Cat 1,316 copies, 23 reviews
The Moon-Spinners 1,241 copies, 19 reviews
This Rough Magic 1,146 copies, 26 reviews
The Ivy Tree 1,143 copies, 28 reviews
Airs Above the Ground 1,083 copies, 19 reviews
The Gabriel Hounds 943 copies, 9 reviews
Madam, Will You Talk? 940 copies, 23 reviews
My Brother Michael 878 copies, 16 reviews
Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy 790 copies, 14 reviews
Wildfire at Midnight 786 copies, 14 reviews
Rose Cottage 709 copies, 11 reviews
The Prince and the Pilgrim 681 copies, 9 reviews
Thunder on the Right 674 copies, 14 reviews
The Stormy Petrel 620 copies, 11 reviews
A Walk In Wolf Wood 489 copies, 7 reviews
The Little Broomstick 233 copies, 9 reviews
The Wind Off the Small Isles 147 copies, 6 reviews
Ludo and the Star Horse 111 copies, 3 reviews
Frost on the Window: Poems 17 copies, 1 review

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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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