Mary Stewart

Standard Name: Stewart, Mary
Used Form: Mary Rainbow
Birth Name: Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow
Titled: Mary, Lady Stewart
MS , who began publishing in the mid 1950s, won great success as an author of popular romance thrillers (a genre whose invention her Guardian obituary chalks up to her)
Hore, Rachel. “Mary Stewart obituary”.
and of Arthurian historical novels. She also wrote for children. The suspense books of her early and mid career are mostly set against the beautiful backdrop of some tourist destination, and a sense of place is brilliantly conveyed.


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She does not, therefore, put her own idiosyncratic stamp on the stories in the manner of T. H. White (author of The Once and Future King, 1958, whose opening volume, The Sword in the...


By 3 March 1470: Sir Thomas Malory, a political prisoner in...

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By 3 March 1470

Sir Thomas Malory , a political prisoner in London, most probably in the Tower, finished compiling and writing his collection of legendaryArthurian romances, Le Morte d'Arthur.


Stewart, Mary. About Mary Stewart. Musson.
Stewart, Mary. Frost on The Window and Other Poems. Hodder and Stoughton, 1990.
Thompson, Raymond H., and Mary Stewart. “Interview With Mary Stewart”. Taliesin’s Successors: Interviews with Authors of Modern Arthurian Literature, edited by Raymond H. Thompson, The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Stewart, Mary. Ludo and the Star Horse. Brockhampton, 1975.
Stewart, Mary. Madam, Will You Talk?. Hodder and Stoughton, 1955.
Stewart, Mary. Madam, Will You Talk?. M. S. Mill and William Morrow, 1956.
Stewart, Mary. “Mary Stewart”. Counterpoint, edited by Roy Newquist, George Allen & Unwin , 1965, pp. 561-7.
Stewart, Mary. My Brother Michael. Hodder & Stoughton, 1960.
Stewart, Mary. “News: Mary Stewart Writes to Hodder”. Hodder and Stoughton, edited by Hodder and Stoughton and Hodder and Stoughton.
Stewart, Mary. Nine Coaches Waiting. Hodder and Stoughton, 1958.
Stewart, Mary. Rose Cottage. Hodder and Stoughton, 1997.
Stewart, Mary. The Crystal Cave. William Morrow, 1970.
Stewart, Mary. The Crystal Cave. Hodder and Stoughton, 1970.
Stewart, Mary. The Hollow Hills. Hodder and Stoughton, 1973.
Stewart, Mary. The Ivy Tree. Hodder and Stoughton, 1961.
Stewart, Mary. The Last Enchantment. Hodder and Stoughton, 1979.
Stewart, Mary. The Little Broomstick. Brockhampton Press, 1971.
Stewart, Mary. The Prince and the Pilgrim. Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.
Stewart, Mary. The Stormy Petrel. Hodder and Stoughton, 1991.
Stewart, Mary. The Wicked Day. Morrow, 1983.
Stewart, Mary. The Wicked Day. Hodder & Stoughton, 1983.
Stewart, Mary. This Rough Magic. Hodder and Stoughton, 1964.
Stewart, Mary. Thornyhold. Hodder and Stoughton, 1988.
Stewart, Mary. Thornyhold. William Morrow, 1988.
Stewart, Mary. Three Novels of Suspense: Madam, Will You Talk?; Nine Coaches Waiting; My Brother Michael. M.S. Mill Co. and Morrow, 1956.