This Rough Magic

This Rough Magic

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by Mary Stewart
     
 

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When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world. As a minor player in the London theatre herself, Lucy naturally wishes to meet him—that is, until her sister indicates, with uncharacteristic

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When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world. As a minor player in the London theatre herself, Lucy naturally wishes to meet him—that is, until her sister indicates, with uncharacteristic vagueness, that all is not well with Sir Julian and that his composer son discourages visitors, particularly strangers. Yet Lucy has already encountered Sir Julian's son on the morning of her arrival, in a tempestuous run-in that involved the attempted shooting of a friendly dolphin. First published in 1964, this spirited novel will hold Mary Stewart fans breathless as it uncovers a series of mystifying and frightening events, tinging the otherwise sparkling setting of Corfu with dark hues of violence.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A magical concoction brewed from the most disparate plot elements. . . . A warm and sunny book, for all its violence."  —New York Times

"Romantic, suspenseful, delightful."  —Columbus Dispatch

"The best sort of romantic suspense, the kind that only Mary Stewart could write."  —Nancy Pearl, author, Book Lust to Go

"Mary Stewart's writing is magical, with every word and phrase carefully chosen for beauty and sound and shape. . . . One marvels at the exquisite evocation of scene."  —Los Angeles Times

"Wonderfully evoked atmosphere . . . fine plotting and suspense."  —San Francisco Chronicle

"Suspense and romance, expertly mingled."  —Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560542902
Publisher:
Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Pages:
493

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A magical concoction brewed from the most disparate plot elements. . . . A warm and sunny book, for all its violence."  —New York Times

"Romantic, suspenseful, delightful."  —Columbus Dispatch

"The best sort of romantic suspense, the kind that only Mary Stewart could write."  —Nancy Pearl, author, Book Lust to Go

"Mary Stewart's writing is magical, with every word and phrase carefully chosen for beauty and sound and shape. . . . One marvels at the exquisite evocation of scene."  —Los Angeles Times

"Wonderfully evoked atmosphere . . . fine plotting and suspense."  —San Francisco Chronicle

"Suspense and romance, expertly mingled."  —Observer

Meet the Author


Mary Stewart is the author of 20 novels, including the Merlin trilogy, The Ivy Tree, The Moon-Spinners, My Brother Michael, Nine Coaches Waiting, and Thornyhold.

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This Rough Magic 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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i am amazed that when writing about mary stewart no one mentions her book 'thronyhold'. By far one of her better books. A very understated but quietly entertaining book. romantic and haunting.i can read this book over and over, and have done so throughout the years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just finished reading this for the first time and it won't be the last. I have to admit that it wasn't as good as 'Wildfire at Midnight' or 'The Moonspinners' but maybe I just like the lead better in those. The story was gripping, I really couldn't put it down, I just had find out how it all turned out even though I knew since it is Mary Stewart it would end well, it was fantastic.