This Rough Magic

This Rough Magic

Book - 1964
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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.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©1964
ISBN: 9781613744505
Branch Call Number: STEWART
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 21 cm


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debwalker Oct 26, 2011

Whatever happened to Mary Stewart? As a teen, I loved her romantic mysteries.


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Sep 07, 2012

When Lucy Waring came to Corfu to visit her sister Phyllida Forli, she was elated to discover that the castello above the villa had been rented by Sir Julian Gale, one of the brilliant lights in England's theatrical world. But any hope of meeting him was quickly dashed by Phyl, who indicated, with uncharacteristic vagueness, that all was not well with the great man, and that his son Max discouraged visitors, particularly strangers.
Lucy encountered Max Gale the first morning of her arrival - and a tempestuous meeting it was. For Lucy had made friends with an enchanting dolphin who had first frightened, then completely captivated her. It was when she was sunning on the rocks above the cove that the shots came - and the only person on view was Max Gale ...

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