Mary Stewart Message Board

Jody posts on 3/31/2006 2:08:33 PM I agree with Jackie, every Mary Stewart book is well worth the reading, I have read almost everything she has ever written! I would also recommend The Ivy Tree along with Touch Not the Cat and also Madam Will You Talk. However, nothing could ever surpass her Merlin trilogy! I make it a point to reread these every year or so. I never fail to find them as new and exciting as when I eagerly awaited The Last Enchantment with as much anticipation as I now feel for the last installment of the Harry Potter series! My greatest wish is that someone would make a GOOD movie from them - the one a few years ago didn't do them justice!
Avid Listener posts on 3/25/2006 8:45:53 AM Alyson West wrote asking about Northern Scotland and the heroine Alison Campbell. The Mary Stewart books in the county library and the audiotapes purchased on eBay have different heroines in each book. No series characters, I think. I second the rave on Josephine Tey's books, any and all, but particularly 'Miss Pym Disposes' and 'Brat Farrar'. This is something that Mary Stewart does well - her heroines are always reading, book titles are mentioned and then you want to immediately read those books yourself. Nice!
Jackie posts on 3/22/2006 12:35:27 PM Dear Avid Listener: I've enjoyed everything I've read by Mary Stewart. I don't know which books are on tape, but a few to look for are "Madam Will You Talk", "This Rough Magic", "My Brother Michael", and "Airs Above the Ground".

Avid Listener posts on 2/25/2006 8:47:48 PM I just finished listening to the audiotape version of The Gabriel Hounds, which is the first Mary Stewart book I've heard or read. The first three chapters didn't seem worth the time, but the narrator Davinia Porter did her usual wonderous reading, and by the middle of the book I was totally entranced. The last two of chapters were especially hair raising and yet very moving. I particularly admired Stewart's decriptions of the ancient Lebanese harem garden and the birds and creatures who lived there. Has anyone else read this book? Would you recommend any other of her books for nature descriptions? I listen to books more than read them, due to eye troubles.
Alyson West posts on 12/25/2005 11:51:01 AM Can anyone tell me if this is the same MARY Stewart who wrote the books around the heroine Alison Campbell - a delightful series of books set in Northern Scotland, which I read with great enthusiasm as a child.
Allison posts on 10/28/2005 4:47:17 PM Mary asked about a book about Richard III. Josephine Tey wrote 'The Daughter of Time', a great book about Richard III written in 1951 and set in that time as a detective novel. Much much better than it sounds! Link with Mary Stewart is mention of Tey's book 'Brat Farrar' in Stewart's 'The Ivy Tree', at least in the British edition. Hope this helps. Allison
Kate Ryan posts on 10/12/2005 5:03:22 PM this is mary stuwart i dont think there the same people :)
penelope posts on 10/12/2005 3:37:15 PM Why is there a board for martha Stewart, what fiction has she written?
Geminisinger posts on 10/12/2005 2:26:53 PM The name of the book Lady Jane was referring to by Elizabeth Peters is "The Murders of Richard the Third". An entertaining read.
LadyJane posts on 10/11/2005 8:15:45 PM What kind of book. There was a mystery book published by Elizabeth Peters about the controversy surrounding Richard the Third and a murder mystery party.
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