The Moon Spinners

The Moon Spinners Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9781444720495
Year 2011-04-28
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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While hiking through the beautiful, desolate hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across the prone form of a critically injured man. His name is Mark, and he and his brother Colin are on the run after witnessing a murder. Nicola tends to Mark and insists on joining him in his search for his brother, who vanished after Mark was shot. But hidden in the hills are men who will do anything to make sure that Colin and Mark - and now Nicola - never leave Crete. Sometimes, when you're deep in countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and onto these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, like moonlight. Night after night, you can see the moon getting less and less, the ball of light waning, while it grows on the spindles of the maidens. Then at length, the moon is gone, and the world has darkness and rest, and the creatures of the hillsides are safe from the hunter... One of the best known of Mary Stewart's classic romantic thrillers, The Moon-Spinners is set in an extraordinarily well-realised - and incredibly romantic - Crete and features one of her most memorable love stories.

This Rough Magic

This Rough Magic Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 1613744501
Year 2013-04-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher
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Originally published: New York: M.S. Mill Co.: Distributed by W. Morrow, c1964.

Wildfire at Midnight

Wildfire at Midnight Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9781444711103
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans Following a heart-breaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island's savage beauty. But shortly before her arrival a girl's body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there's nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next . . . One arrogant wing of rock thrust itself across the sun, flinging a diagonal shadow over the bay. My eye was drawn to the great lonely bulk of the mountain in the east, stooping over the valley like a hawk. Blaven. The Blue Mountain.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9781444715101
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Summer, 1947. Kate Herrick, widowed in the war, returns to Rose Cottage, her childhood home, to retrieve a few family papers before the house is sold. But Rose Cottage is not the idyllic paradise she remembers from her childhood. The papers themselves are missing, and neighbours tell stories of night-time prowlers. Kate discovers that the long shadow of an old secret lies over the house, and in bringing Rose Cottage into the light she will finally be forced to confront the truth of her own past. Beyond the weedy garden with its riot of rose bushes, nothing had changed. The beck, wide here and quiet, slid past below the bridge. Willows and wild roses, cuckoo pint and king cups, and a wood pigeon crooning in the elms. And someone crossing the bridge to approach the garden gate. Someone I knew well... Mary Stewart's last novel, Rose Cottage is a classic of her writing. Featuring a sparky heroine, an exceptional eye for detail, romance, intrigue and the gentle promise of a bright future, Rose Cottage is a must-read for all fans... and everyone who loves a good story beautifully told.

Touch Not the Cat

Touch Not the Cat Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9780060823726
Year 2005-11-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow. Devastated by her father;s sudden strange death abroad, she is nonetheless relieved to learn the responsibility of running Ashley Court has fallen to a cousin. Still, her father's final, dire warning about a terrible family curse haunts her days and her dreams.

Madam Will You Talk

Madam  Will You Talk Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9781444711097
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hodder
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It seems like a dream holiday: a quiet car tour through the sun-drenched French countryside. But upon arriving at the Hôtel Tistet-Védène in Avignon, Charity Selborne's holiday takes a dark turn. Charity is about to become embroiled in the final act of a tragedy that will play itself out in the spectacular landscape of Provence... for someone at the Hôtel has blood on his hands, and Charity may be falling in love with him. Whenever I look back now on the strange and terrifying events of that holiday in Southern France, I remember the minutes I spent gazing at the golden arches of the Roman aqueduct over the Gardon... the last brief lull before the thunder. Madam, Will You Talk is the first novel by the beloved novelist Mary Stewart, a classic of mid-century romantic thrillers which has delighted generations of readers.

My Brother Michael

My Brother Michael Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9781444711134
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'Nothing ever happens to me...' So begins Camilla Haven's letter home during her quiet holiday in Athens. But when a stranger begs her to drive a car to Delphi, swearing that it is a matter of life and death, Camilla impulsively takes the opportunity she's been offered. Before long she is caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue, deceit and murder as she spins along the dusty Greek roads in a race against time to solve a fourteen-year-old mystery. The longer I waited the less possible it seemed to walk out of the café and leave everything to settle itself without me, and the more insidiously did the other possibility begin to present itself. Dry-mouthed, I pushed it aside, but there it was, a challenge, a gift, a dare from the gods... My Brother Michael is the fifth novel of romantic suspense by the beloved author of This Rough Magic and Touch Not the Cat, a classic and genre-defining tale of adventure and intrigue set against the stunning backdrop of mid-century Greece.

Nine Coaches Waiting

Nine Coaches Waiting Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9781444711127
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it. Wrapped up in my own loneliness and danger I hadn't even seen that his need was the same as my own. Nine Coaches Waiting is the fourth novel of gothic suspense by the beloved author Mary Stewart, a classic of mid-century writing that has delighted generations of readers.

Who Killed Zebedee And John Jago s Ghost

Who Killed Zebedee    And  John Jago s Ghost Author Wilkie Collins
ISBN-10 1843910195
Year 2002
Pages 105
Language en
Publisher Hesperus Press
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Collects tales of mystery and suspense, including a policeman's investigation of a young widow accused of murdering her husband, and of a London barrister's vacation among American relatives.

The Ivy Tree

The Ivy Tree Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9781444720471
Year 2011-04-28
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Upon being mistaken for the missing heiress Annabel Winslow, Mary Gray - destitute and at her wit's end - impulsively agrees to pretend to be the other woman in order to carry out a terrible deception. Mary finds it easy to slip into Annabel's comfortable life, so different from her own, but not everyone is convinced by her act - least of all Adam Forrest, Annabel's former lover, who hides secrets of his own... The ivy had reached for the tree, crept up it, engulfed it, till now the trunk was one towering mass of the dark gleaming leaves, and only the tree's upper branches managed to thrust the young gold leaves of early summer through the strangling curtain. Eventually the ivy would kill it. . . The sixth novel of gothic suspense by beloved novelist Mary Stewart, The Ivy Tree is a classic of mistaken identity and unreliable narrators, and features perhaps the author's most complex and exceptional heroine.

Frost on the Window

Frost on the Window Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105035102131
Year 1990
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher William Morrow
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Poems deal with classical and later mythology and magic, as well as birds, animals, and other natural subjects, and include the "Poems of Merlin" that originally appeared in the author's novels on the life of the legendary enchanter

A Walk in Wolf Wood

A Walk in Wolf Wood Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 0340932643
Year 2006
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
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A family picnic in the Black Forest is the beginning of a magical adventure for John and Margaret.

Made to Stick

Made to Stick Author Chip Heath
ISBN-10 9781588365965
Year 2007-01-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Random House
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's Switch. Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas–business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others– struggle to make their ideas “stick.” Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? In Made to Stick, accomplished educators and idea collectors Chip and Dan Heath tackle head-on these vexing questions. Inside, the brothers Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the “human scale principle,” using the “Velcro Theory of Memory,” and creating “curiosity gaps.” In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds–from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony– draw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stick is a book that will transform the way you communicate ideas. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures)– the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of “the Mother Teresa Effect”; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas–and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.

The Gabriel Hounds

The Gabriel Hounds Author Mary Stewart
ISBN-10 9780061145391
Year 2006-11-28
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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It's all a grand adventure when Christy Mansel unexpectedly runs into her cousin Charles in Damascus. And being young, rich, impetuous, and used to doing whatever they please, they decide to barge in uninvited on their eccentric Great-Aunt Harriet—despite a long-standing family rule strictly forbidding unannounced visits. A strange new world awaits Charles and Christy beyond the gates of Dar Ibrahim—"Lady Harriet's" ancient, crumbling palace in High Lebanon—where a physician is always in residence and a handful of Arab servants attends to the odd old woman's every need. But there is a very good—very sinister—reason why guests are not welcome at Dar Ibrahim. And the young cousins are about to discover that, as difficult as it is to break into the dark, imposing edifice, it may prove even harder still to escape . . .