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  • ISBN: 0862203570
  • Author: Mary Stewart
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: British & Irish
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Press; Large type edition edition (July 4, 1990)
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • ePUB size: 1956 kb
  • FB2 size 1928 kb
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My Brother Michael is a novel by Mary Stewart, first published in 1959. Camilla Haven has recently broken her engagement to Philip and is holidaying on her own in Greece.

My Brother Michael is a novel by Mary Stewart, first published in 1959. She is sitting in a cafe in Athens writing to Elizabeth, who would have been with Camilla but for a broken leg, when a man appears with a message about a hired car for Delphi. Camilla hasn't requested it, but no one else claims the car. She wants to visit Delphi, but was doubtful about being able to afford it.

He said formally: ‘Brother of Michael, you are welcome. The woman of the house said you would come tonight. Simon withdrew the hand which the old man hadn’t appeared to notice, and said, with equal formality: ‘My name is Simon. My father and I wrote to you to thank you for what you did for my brother, but – well, letters can’t say it all. My father is dead now, but I’m speaking for him, too, when I say thank you again. You’ll understand it isn’t always possible to put into words all that one feels – all one would like to say – but I think you will understand what I feel, and what my father felt.

Chrissa was below us now. Far down to our left as we climbed along the face of the bluff the lights of Itea were strung . Far down to our left as we climbed along the face of the bluff the lights of Itea were strung along like beads under the thin moon. Simon talked entertainingly through the meal without once mentioning Michael Lester or his purpose in visiting Delphi, and I myself forgot completely the cloud that was still hanging over my day, and only recollected it when a lorry, chugging up past the terrace, slowed down to pass the car which stood parked at the edge of the narrow road.

I found My Brother Michael to be good a read now as when I first read it decades ag.

One main reason I enjoyed this book so much was because of the way Stewart depicted the growing attraction between Camila and Simon, there was no overt sexual descriptions to distract the reader from the main plot. There was attraction between the main characters but it was left up to the reader’s imagination to draw conclusion of the potential love between the two.

MARY STEWART My Brother Michael ww. odder. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher, nor be otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

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Nine Coaches Waiting. ISBN 9780340014394 (978-0-340-01439-4) Softcover, Hodder & Stoughton Canada, 1990. Learn More at LibraryThing.

My Brother Michael (Coronet Books). Published April 18th 1991 by Hodder Paperbacks. My Brother Michael (Hardcover). Published 1960 by M. S. Mill Company and William Morrow & Company. Author(s): Mary Stewart. ISBN: 0340013958 (ISBN13: 9780340013953). Hardcover, 255 pages.

Mary, Lady Stewart (born Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow; 17 September 1916 – 9 May 2014) was a British novelist who developed the romantic mystery genre, featuring smart.

Mary, Lady Stewart (born Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow; 17 September 1916 – 9 May 2014) was a British novelist who developed the romantic mystery genre, featuring smart, adventurous heroines who could hold their own in dangerous situations. She also wrote children's books and poetry, but may be best known for her Merlin series, which straddles the boundary between the historical novel and fantasy.

However, the book delivered on many of the elements that makes me most interested in picking up a mystery novel - ical/mythological themes, exotic settings well described, a strong female heroine, adventure, and maybe just a touch of romance (not too much).

Publication Year: 1960. Additional site navigation.

Comments: (7)
lifestyle
Sometime in high school, I discovered Mary Stewart. I read everything she wrote and waited impatiently for her next novel. I read everything she ever published, including her children's books.

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, I discovered that all of her Gothics were on sale for Kindle and in a rash moment, purchased them all.

I devoured My Brother Michael and to my delight, I still love as much as I did the first time and maybe a bit more as I now have life experience and can appreciate certain nuances now that I didn't back in the day. Much of the reason I love it is not only due to a complex plot and well-developed characters, but because even her minor characters have a few details that make them memorable. Another reason is the gorgeous way she writes. Her descriptions are vivid and I feel as if I could navigate that part of Greece based solely on her descriptions of the geography.
Ckelond
I first found this book at a flea market when I was in junior high. I loved it then and I am so happy to see it on Kindle FINALLY! Out of all of Mary Stewart's books if I had to pick an absolute favorite it would be this one. Although for me to try and pick one favorite out of Mary Stewart's books is like asking a mother to name her favorite child out of all of her children...it's a nearly impossible request. I realize it is dated now and it was dated when I first read it, but I love it anyway. Thanks to Mary Stewart I got to travel via her books to places I never dreamed I would be able to go and when I did finally get to go to some of these places, such as Greece, I carried with me Mrs. Stewart's observations and I thought of this book often while I was there.

Camilla Haven is a wonderful character and very much a woman of her time, which I believe is 1955? I can relate to her because many of the women in my family were like her as I was growing up. Then there is Simon. How can anyone not like capable, unflappable Simon? I also enjoy the way Mrs. Stewart uses the country or landscape as almost another character in the story. I reread this book on a regular basis and have throughout my life. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
Rose Of Winds
I am so very glad that Mary Stewart’s early works have been re-printed; I am enjoying revisiting her wonderful novels so many decades later and I find special appreciation for Ms. Stewart’s extraordinary writing. I found My Brother Michael to be good a read now as when I first read it decades ago. Ms. Stewart’s work holds up so well because of the way she intertwined great research on the setting as well as the beautiful descriptions of the vibrant European locations.

This time the setting was in Greece, where we find the heroine, Camilla Haven, on holiday by herself following a cancelled engagement. In the last days of her vacation, Camilla wants to see the oracle city of Delphi before returning to England. However, a strange turn of events puts her in the path of a mysterious man who is determined to get to the bottom of his brother Michael’s death, a soldier who was wounded and stranded in Greece during WWI. This book is primarily a mystery with some romance interspersed.

One main reason I enjoyed this book so much was because of the way Stewart depicted the growing attraction between Camila and Simon, there was no overt sexual descriptions to distract the reader from the main plot. There was attraction between the main characters but it was left up to the reader’s imagination to draw conclusion of the potential love between the two. The main focus was on Camilla becoming more and more entrenched in a series of events that changes the life of a young woman who once lamented, Nothing ever happens to me."
Vivaral
I had forgotten how much I loved Mary Stewart's books. I read this for the first time in my preteen years, and have thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering the story. There's a slower pace in the books written then, one that lets you plumb the depths and undercurrents of the tale. I was glad to see the beginnings of a strong female protagonists. Camilla braves her fears and takes a car delivered to her by mistake, in search of the mysterious Simon, for whom the car was rented. By sheer luck k, she finds him, and thus starts an adventure that will test Camilla's courage and skills as she helps Simon unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Simon's brother Michael. If you've never had the pleasure of reading mysteries from the Golden Era, give this a try. Don't be put off by the slower pace or the assumptions made about women. It is an accurate representation of the time in which it was written, and it does bring g back many pleasant memories.
Yllk
Mary Stuart is a totally engaging mystery writer. Her plots are varied and always have different settings where the reader is being exposed to new things beyond our everyday life. The descriptions of scenery and nature are full and rich, as well as the development of characterization. These are for readers who appreciate good writing with thoughtful introspection as a break from action and suspense. I highly recommend this author. I was delighted to find her work again after decades to download on my kindle. I've bought every mystery available, and they are great price for the kindle version. She also writes great mysteries for children which I still enjoy as an adult, they are so well written.
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