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Reissued with a fresh cover look comes this love story delicate in its perceptions of a young woman falling in love, delightful in its portrayal of the countryside, and skilled in its creation of a world of magic. Mary Stewart's storytelling is as spell-binding as ever.

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Mary Stewart is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1955. It was an immediate success and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She was made a Doctor of Literature by Durham University in 2009.


In this 1940s rural scene you glimpse the shadow behind all things bright and beautiful. - Daily MailAnyone who enjoys a gentle, modern love story will find a cracker in Thornyhold - Woman's WorldSkeins of sentences are woven into a tale of sweet magic, witchcraft and suspense . . . which will perpetuate Mrs Stewart's bestsellerdom and confirm her status as a literary phenomenon - Scotland on SundayShe set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing - Elizabeth BuchanA comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors. - Harriet Evans

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