Voting has now ended for our All-Time Favourite Mary Stewart Suspense Novel Heroine. The winner is…

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… Charity Selborne from Mary Stewart’s debut novel, Madam, Will You Talk? Congratulations, Charity! Vanessa came in second place, and Perdita was third.

You can read the full results at Who is your all-time favourite heroine?. This post also explains how our three finalists were selected from earlier polls.

What do you think? Personally, Madam, Will You Talk? is one of my ‘favourite of favourite’ Mary Stewarts, so I am delighted with Charity’s victory. Do you have a different favourite heroine and, if so, what makes her extra-special?

And, perhaps most importantly, what should we vote on next? Suggestions welcome.


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Our pictured heroines, from left to right, are:

Charity (from Hutchinson Bulls-Eye, 1981, of Madam, Will You Talk?, cover illustrator Francis Phillipps);

Vanessa (from Fawcett paperback, 1966, of Airs Above the Ground, illustrator unknown); and

Perdita (from Woman’s Journal, Fleetway Publications Ltd, June 1960, ‘The Lost One’ , illustrated by William Rose)