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NINE COACHES WAITING - A CLASSIC,
This review is from: Nine Coaches Waiting (Mary Stewart Modern Classic) (Kindle Edition)
This is a book to keep and read again and again.
When I first read it my teens,I was smitten with Raoul de Valmy and I was Linda Martin, transported to the Haute-Savoie, touched by adventure and danger. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. It is quality writing and will be read in 50 years when all of the cupcake/chocolate/wedding themed books will not. She doesn't talk down to the reader and it is full of literary allusions. She really captures the essence of the foreign settings and you get a feeling of being there. Above all, the writing is terrifyingly good, the characters are well-defined and the plot keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. I am now re-collecting all her books - and fab new covers by the way.
I just wish there were more new Mary Stewart novels to read and wish I could write a fraction as well as her.