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This Rough Magic

by Mary Stewart:

If you appreciate an 'old fashioned' tale with vivid description, romance and intrigue then this is for you.

The action of "This Rough Magic" takes place in a mere matter of days. Lucy Waring, a twenty-something actress steps off the London stage and onto the idyllic Ionian island of Corfu. In a the course of a morning swim, paradise transforms to a place of sinister doings: someone shoots at a tamed dolphin, a young Greek drowns off the coast of Albania, and a smuggler washes up dead in a nearby cove. Told from Lucy's point-of-view, the reader's is kept in a state of tension while Lucy attempts to discover the identity of the wrongdoer and the reason for his crimes - and as she inadvertently puts herself in harm's way.

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