Mary Stewart Message Board
josephine kemp posts on 12/16/2006 6:26:11 PM
I am trying to find the title of a wonderful book I read years ago,set in the fens of East Anglia before they were drained. I am almost certain it was by Mary Stewart. It followed the life of a young peasant girl who lived in a house on stilts and where everyone got around in boats. It was always misty and there were fevers.I cannot remember many other details but would be very grateful to hear from anyone who recognises the book and can tell me the title and if possible where I can get it!!
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Barbara Paulson posts on 12/10/2006 10:02:38 PM
Mary Stewart is magic! I want to reread all her books in either Spanish or French. Does anyone where these can be found?
Thomas A Schneider posts on 12/3/2006 10:45:14 PM
Can anyone give me a synopsis of Mary Stuart's book, "The Prince and the Pilgrim", on the historical and medieval basis or the subject background? How does it compare with her other works?
Jenifer posts on 11/11/2006 7:10:37 PM
I first read all of Mary Stewart's books as a teenage (I'm now 38) but her Merlin Trilogy are my outright favourites. I still have the copies I bought over 20 years ago, and pull them out regularly when I feel down, or simply have nothing else to read. They are my "comfort" books, so to speak. I wish I could tell this wonderful lady what a profound influence she has had on my life, and how much pleasure she has brought me through her writing.
melanie posts on 10/15/2006 12:12:44 PM
I have been a huge fan of this author for many years. As far as I know, only one of her books was made in to a movie, a pretty lame movie at that with Hayley Mills or Patty Duke or someone. I saw it ages ago. I think it was The Moon Spinners. I think that Madam Will you Talk, Airs Above the Ground or Wildfire at Midnight would make great movies.
posts on 8/29/2006 2:51:29 PM
The motion picture produced by Walt Disney studios, entitled Miracle of the White Stallions (1963) depicted the Spanish Riding School and the rescue of its horses from invading Nazi forces by General George S. Patton. It starred Eddie Albert, Curd Jürgens, Lilli Palmer, James Franciscus, and Robert Taylor. It was directed by Arthur Hiller.
The motion picture Florian (1940) was based on a novel written in 1934 by Felix Salton, the author of Bambi (1942). The story is set in the 1880s and tells how two young lovers met through their love of horses. The movie was directed by Edwin L. Marin and scripted by Noel Langley and James Kevin McGuinness. Its producer, Winfield Sheehan, owned the only Lipizzan horses in the U.S. at the time.
White Horses was a 1965 television series co-produced by RTS of Yugoslavia and BR-TV of Germany, re-broadcast in the United Kingdom. It followed the adventures of a teenage girl who visits a farm where white Lipizzaner horses are raised.
In the climax of the submarine thriller Crimson Tide, Capt. Frank Ramsey asks Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter if he's ever seen Lippizaner stallions, while both are waiting for a critical incoming radio transmission. Ramsey asserts that they are white, from Portugal, and are the "most highly trained horses in the world." Hunter, who rides horses, retorts that they are in fact from Spain and are born black. In the denouement, Ramsey admits his error.
posts on 8/25/2006 12:06:36 AM
Help! I've been a big fan of Mary Stewart books for years. I have lived in England and America, which may relate to my question: does anyone remember seeing a movie (possibly a TV movie, possibly a British made-for-TV movie) based on "Airs Above the Ground"? Either my imagination is a lot more vivid than I realized, or I can remember seeing this on film. I seem to remember that it was in black and white. I can remember the scene where she is watching the news footage in the cinema, and a scene of a rooftop chase (no, not like the one in It Takes a Thief). Does anyone at all remember this or am I just going nuts?
posts on 4/24/2006 5:11:59 PM
Having just spent last winter re-reading her books from the first to the last, I recommend "Madam, will you talk", then "The Moon-Spinners", then, "This Rough Magic" then, "My Brother Michael". They are all wonderful reads.
posts on 4/24/2006 2:35:41 PM
has anyone ever read wildfire at midnight. It is the first of her books i ever read and it was brilliant. can you recommend any other books by her?
posts on 4/17/2006 11:33:51 AM
My son has selected Mary Stewart as his writer of choice for a bug English assignment. He has not been lucky in finding personal information about this writer other that she live in Scotland etc..
Anybody have an idea of where to look or how to contact her or her publisher?
This would be the Mary Stewart of the Crystal Cave books.
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