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.
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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).
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