The Moonspinners/Nine Coaches Waiting/The Ivy Tree/Madam, Will You Talk?
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The Moonspinners/Nine Coaches Waiting/The Ivy Tree/Madam, Will You Talk?

4.47 of 5 stars 4.47  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Hardcover, 816 pages
Published June 1st 1979 by Octopus/Heinemann (first published 1979)
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Linda Cohen
Buddy Read of Madam, Will You Talk with Diane Lynn & Hj 3.5

All the elements of a good Mary Stewart novel are here:
A strong female lead in Charity Selborne
A child in danger in David Shelley
A man who may or may not be a villain and murderer in Richard Shelley
Throw in some Insta-love and stir well!

We also get a potential wicked step-mother,(view spoiler)...more
Mar 01, 2014 Tweety rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Suspense lovers
Recommended to Tweety by: Dorcas
The Moonspinners, 4 1/2
My opinion on The Moonspinners,

Nine Coaches Waiting 5
I love the suspense in this one! Nine Coaches Waiting:

The Ivy Tree, 4
Here are my thoughts on The Ivy Tree:

Madam Will You Talk? 5
I loved this one! Here's my review of Madam, Will You Talk?:
Helen Yeomans
I enjoyed all Mary Stewart's early books, and some of her historical books. She had a deceptively simple style that pulled you in and allowed her to work quite effectively on your emotions, while being light and literate and entertaining. My favourite of all her books was always Madam Will You Talk?. It was probably the first one I read and I loved the lazy sidekick and the small boy (like her heroines I've always had a soft spot for small boys) and the car chase. But all the books in this editi...more
K.A.M. Boham
Such a fun anthology. Mary Stewart's novels are among my favorite books, ones I pick up and read over and over. Her stories are full of adventures happening to ordinary people and I can say to myself, "that could happen to me and, of course, I would prevail by the strength of my wits" from the safety of my comfy chair. And, a little romance never hurt a good story...
i only read the moonspinners. too busy to read all 4 books right now. good but wayy different than the movie!
Rococo romance and mystery. Great descriptions of exotic locales-a bit dated and very English.
Yup. I'm going to read them all (again) start to finish. Ahhh... summer!
I reread her books frequently. Good clean, intelligent fun.
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Lady Mary Stewart was a popular English novelist, and taught at the school of John Norquay elementary for 30 to 35 years.

She was one of the most widely read fiction writers of our time. The author of twenty novels, a volume of poetry, and three books for young readers, she...more
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