Mary Stewart moved to Edinburgh from Durham in 1956, when her husband was made Regius Chair of Geology at the University of Edinburgh.

The Stewarts moved to the Morningside area of Edinburgh, and although they bought a second home in Lochawe, I believe that they also kept  the Morningside house right up until Mary Stewart’s death in 2014.

I was in Morningside Library recently, and I couldn’t resist looking to see whether they had any Mary Stewart books on their shelves. It was lovely to see  The Wind off the Small Isles in stock (shelved in General Fiction), just round the corner from her home!

Morningside Library bookshelf