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Airs Above the Ground

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The original writer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart leads her readers on a thrilling journey across mid-century Europe in this tale of adventure and deception, sure to be loved by fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym.

Vanessa March’s husband Lewis is meant to be on a business trip in Stockholm – so why does he briefly appear in newsreel footage of a fire at a circus in Vienna, with his arm around another woman? Vanessa flies to Austria to find her husband, inadvertently becoming involved in a mystery that spans three countries… and the famous dancing stallions of the Spanish Riding School.

The moonlight flooded the meadow, blanching all colours to its own ghostly silver. The pines were very black. As the stallion rose in the last magnificent rear of the levande, the moonlight poured over him bleaching his hide so that for perhaps five or six seconds he was no longer an old broken-down piebald, but a haute école stallion of the oldest line in Europe.

Mary Stewart is magicNew York Times

‘From opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delightsSunday Telegraph

One of the great British storytellers of the 20th centuryIndependent

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A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.
Harriet Evans
A wonderful wordsmith . . . Stewart was among the first authors to seamlessly integrate a mystery and a romance thus allowing the two to come alive and complement each other.
A writer of considerable skill . . . [with an] intuitive feel for the past and its re-creation in vivid, poetic detail
From opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delights
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>
Mary Stewart is magic
<i>New York Times</i>
Mary Stewart sprinkled intelligence around like stardust . . . She built the bridge between classic literature and modern popular fiction. She did it first and she did it best
Melanie Reid, Herald
She set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing
Elizabeth Buchan
The stylish, educated novels of Mary Stewart . . . arguably inspired the deluge of bestselling romantic fiction that has flooded the market in recent decades.