The Moonspinners
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The Moonspinners

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While hiking through the beautiful, desolate hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across the prone form of a critically injured man. His name is Mark, and he and his brother Colin are on the run after witnessing a murder. Nicola tends to Mark and insists on joining him in his search for his brother, who vanished after Mark was shot. But hidden in the hills are men who will do anything to make sure that Colin and Mark - and now Nicola - never leave Crete. Sometimes, when you're deep in countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and onto these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, like moonlight. Night after night, you can see the moon getting less and less, the ball of light waning, while it grows on the spindles of the maidens. Then at length, the moon is gone, and the world has darkness and rest, and the creatures of the hillsides are safe from the hunter...One of the best known of Mary Stewart's classic romantic thrillers, The Moon-Spinners is set in an extraordinarily well-realised - and incredibly romantic - Crete and features one of her most memorable love stories.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444720481
  • 9781444720488
  • 84,333

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One of the most stupendously successful authors ever Sunday Express Mary Stewart is magic New York Times She set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing Elizabeth Buchan A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors. Harriet Evansshow more

About Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.show more
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