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Mary Stewart Books In Order

Publication Order of Arthurian Saga Books

The Crystal Cave (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollow Hills (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Enchantment (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Day (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince and the Pilgrim (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Madam, Will You Talk? (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildfire at Midnight (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder on the Right (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nine Coaches Waiting (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Brother Michael (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ivy Tree (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon-Spinners (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Rough Magic (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Airs Above the Ground (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gabriel Hounds (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch Not the Cat (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thornyhold (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormy Petrel (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rose Cottage (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Little Broomstick (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ludo and the Star Horse (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walk in the Wolf Wood (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

The Wind Off the Small Isles (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Poetry Collections

Frost on the Window and Other Poems (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


A British author, Mary Stewart was an institution during her time, largely focusing on the romantic mystery genre for much of her long, extensive and highly illustrious writing career, which spanned for a number of decades. Leaving behind a legacy that would be the envy of any aspiring writer, she was respected by both her peers and contemporaries alike, due to her highly accessible and engaging stories and characters. Also known as Lady Stewart, as well as Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow, she was to achieve a status unlike any other, one that is still revered to this very day and will continue to be for many years to come.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 17th of September in 1916 and living till May the 9th, 2014, the author Mary Stewart lived a long and eventful life. Creating an impressive and illustrious writing career, she would come to be regarded as one of the most influential authors of her time, inspiring countless other writers to follow in her footsteps. Always maintaining a keen interest for both reading and writing from a very early age, she managed the create a name for herself writing a large number of books during her lifetime.

Gaining a first class honors degree in English in 1938, she graduated from the University of Durham all set for a career as a writer. This also allowed her to find her voice, as well as creating the style and tone necessary for what she wanted as an author. With focus and intelligence, she went forth with a very singular vision, and built it up in the following years to come.

Going on to lecture on the English language and literature back at Durham University, having also gained a degree in teaching. This would allow her to refine and hone her craft in the following years to come, creating the style of writing for which she was to become most beloved for. It was also during this time that she married her husband Frederick Stewart, who also lectured in Geology himself.

Then, in 1956, the both of them moved to Edinburgh, whereby he continued to lecture in Geology at the university there. Meanwhile, she went on to work at establishing herself as an author, something which had always been her primary love and passion. Creating a name and brand for herself, the rest is history, as she built a legacy which still endures to this very day, and will continue to do so for years to come.

Writing Career

Well known and equally well regarded for her infusing of romantic and historical elements into her plots, she’s become a cornerstone of both the genres culturally. With many taking place all across England, they have a great affinity for the country, especially during certain time-periods. Not just limited to the United Kingdom, though, they also travel abroad, going to other exotic locations like Greece, along with Damascus.

She also had one of her works, ‘The Moon Spinners’, adapted for the big screen as well, with Disney making it into a feature-length film of the same name. Well received from the late fifties into the eighties, she achieved global success with her popularity reaching an all time high during this particular period. Focusing largely on the romantic suspense genre, she became one of the most prominent writers in her field, a legacy which lives on to this day.

Winning awards as well, she was able to garner the acclaim of not only the critics, but the general public as well. With commercial and critical success both nationally and internationally, she was a global sensation during her time, achieving popularity far and wide. As more and more continue to discover her work, she will carry on gaining recognition into the foreseeable future.

Madam, Will You Talk?

Originally published in 1955 on the 25th of November, this was to be brought out through the HarperTorch publishing label later on. This was to be the debut of Mary Stewart as an author though, whereby she is introduced to the literary scene for the first time. For this reason it is a must for any aficionado of the author hoping to gain a deeper insight of who she is as an author and how she has developed over the many years.

With a driving holiday to look forward to, the widower Charity Selbornehad is going to take some much needed time out in France, along with her friend Louise, as they plan to spend their time in the sun making the most of it all. Things come to a head, though, not going quite as planned following a tragedy as soon as she arrives there, one that involves murder, lust and love. Getting herself in over her head, she falls in with a group of murderers, becoming embroiled in their schemes along the way. Will she able to make it out alive? What is the truth behind it all? The real question is, though, madam, will you talk?

The Last Enchantment

Published in 1979 on the 6th of May, this was to be the third book in the ongoing Arthurian Saga series of historical novels. Charting a well known period of time, they were well regarded in their genre as being highly accurate whilst infusing elements of fantasy, whilst also engrossing and entertaining reads, with a whole host of engaging and in-depth characters for the readers to relate to. Providing a somewhat timely quality, these titles are still relevant to this very day, as they give the reader an insight into another world, as well as the development of Mary Stewart as an author.

With Arthur Pendragon as the king, it’s only a matter of time before his status as the only unchallenged warrior upon the battlefield goes un-passed, with someone finally stepping up to the plate. Morgause, the most evil witch queen and his half sister, then decides to ensnare him in a web of lies and deceit, as well as incestuous love and betrayal, with vengeance along the way. Will he be able to break free or will he succumb? Can he ever hope to get out alive? What will become of the last enchantment?

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