A thrilling tale of adventure and deception set in 1950s Austria, from the queen of romantic suspense and author of Madam, Will You Talk?
'This zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delights' Sunday Telegraph
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 - and inadvertently becomes involved in a mystery surrounding the famous dancing stallions of Austria's Spanish Riding School . . .
Praise for Mary Stewart:
'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times
'I'd rather read her than most other authors' Harriet Evans
'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent
'She set the benchmark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing' Elizabeth Buchan
Reader reviews of Airs Above the Ground:
'You feel you are there in the story. This made my holiday perfect'
'This book has it all . . . thrilling action in a stunning Austrian setting, I loved it'
'A cracking good story, beautifully written. This is a most satisfying read'
'Mary Stewart specialises in novels which have you alternately holding your breath as to what might happen, or chuckling to yourself. This is one of her best'
Much Knowledge Gained
Superior information about Lippizaners, their breeding and training. I felt at times I was right there in the story. Having been to Vienna and watched training and a live performance I feel fortunate. The same is true of having traveled a bit in Austria - it brings the story to life.
Mary Stewart was one of my favorite authors and this was one of my favorite books as a teenager. Finally they are available on the internet. Unbeatable stories set in exotic locations with smart interesting women in charge. More than partially responsible for my desires for a challenging career and international travel.