(Maureen) Mollie Hunter (McIlwraith)

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It takes a remarkable writer to push Mollie Hunter into second place. Here is that rarest of beings, the born story-teller…. The Bodach [British title of The Walking Stones] is a tale of the Highlands and could not belong anywhere else. Mollie Hunter paints a loving picture of her ancient hero, a "type" painting rather than a portrait, for the Bodach is a repository of traditional wisdom rather than a person…. The author sees no incongruity in the mingling of modern technology and ancient sorceries; nor does the reader, captive as he is to the power of her narrative. It is a charming and approachable story….

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"Modern Magic and Ancient Sorcery," in The Times Literary Supplement (© Times Newspapers Ltd. (London) 1970; reproduced from The Times Literary Supplement by permission), No. 3,583, October 30, 1970, p. 1251.∗

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