The Moon-spinners

The Moon-spinners

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Impetuous and attractive, Nicola Ferris has just arrived in Crete for a holiday when she sees an egret fly out of a lemon grove. On impulse, she follows the bird's path into the White Mountains. There she discovers a young Englishman who, hiding out in the hills and less than pleased to have been discovered, sends Nicola packing with the order to keep out of his affairs. This, of course, Nicola is unable to do, and before long events lead to a stunning climax among the fishing boats of Agios Georgios Bay.

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; In this bestselling novel, first published in 1963 and made into a successful movie starring Hayley Mills the following year, Mary Stewart, in her magical way, evokes Crete as she has Delphi, Provence, Northumberland, and the Hebrides in her other books. With her keen delineation of character, she once again casts a spell of suspense and romance.

Publisher: Chicago, IL :, Chicago Review Press,, 2011
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781569767122
1569767122
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Moon spinners

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maucarden
Aug 04, 2020

I was a child when I read this and saw the movie. I look forward to rereading it, although honestly it is still one of the books from childhood that I remember so very well. I pretty much stopped reading children's books when I was eight, mostly becasue of terrific books like The Moonspinner.

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japc54
Mar 26, 2020

Queen of romantic suspense from way back in the day (1950s-70s). My favorite author. Her later novels weren't up to her standards, but this one and these others were written during her heyday: Nine Coaches Waiting, My Brother Michael, The Gabriel Hounds, Madam, Will You Talk?, Wildfire at Midnight, This Rough Magic and Airs Above the Ground. Thunder on the Right is her weakest during this period. Naturally, you be the judge. Happy reading and lucky you if this is your first time to read her best books. She authored the Merlin Trilogy, also excellent.

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1462Vera
Jul 14, 2019

I first read this book when i was 14. Have re read it several times over the years, and I always enjoy it. Mary Stewart is a master story teller!

Bonfire Aug 28, 2012

Really good. Believable plot. Exciting. Twists and turns. A true mystery!

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