By Eva Ibbotson, , European Historical Romance (Vienna, ) Magic Flutes is Ibbotson’s second novel, and showcases all of what. Summary: A story encompassing a millionaire born in dubious circumstances, a beautiful social-climbing young woman, a delightfully. Magic Flutes. Romance and intrigue make this lyrical historical adventure an unputdownable read! When a British millionaire sets out to buy a secluded fairy tale.

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I guess my Ibbotson addiction really proves that a single plot, told in the same way several times, can be ever-entertaining. Inher mother moved to London, settling in Belsize Parkand sent for her daughter. Gosh, I could shoot myself for that run-on sentence. She has left home and works, incognito, in a struggling theatre company as the under wardrobe mistress.

View all 17 comments. Nestle Smarties Book Prize. Needless to say this was an uncomfortable pace – roughly a hundred-something pages an hour, which would be a litt I’ve never really flhtes any Eva Ibbotson before, at least I don’t remember doing so. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Said fiance turns out to be in love with herself. How she can make an ordinary looking, hard-working, self-sacrificing and kind-hearted girl look abs Ibbotson’s writing is entrancing, and this is another un-put-down-able romance for teens. And now I have read the fifth.


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That’s Guy in this book. The ‘Other Woman’ who is always portrayed as this beautiful goddess but who is actually narcissistic as the only thing she cares about is herself and how she has to stay beautiful. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest. Chi ama i amgic sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Is strangely attracted to the “beauty” who is not beautiful but has an elegance about her.

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He is always a few years older than the heroine, a cultured man who has great appreciation for the arts or music, and is always well off, and always daft and oblivious of the heroine until the end! But instead of me reading about this world, I found that my insane speed made me fall into it.

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When a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage,Tessa’s two lives collide – and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny. Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Sea, also reflect Ibbotson’s love of nature.

I felt like David deserved Tessa more than Guy did though, and flutws Guy deserved someone new entirely.

Santa’s High-tech Christmas Mike Dumbleton. Feb 15, Melissa rated it it was ok. I absolutely loved how Eva Ibbotson weaved music into her writing through the presence of the opera. Too bad he doesn’t realize it yet She had never seen them so brilliant and clear. Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration.


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The actual story itself was predictable. At the age of 6 he was adopted by the widow Martha Hodge, who saw his potential bibotson loved him unconditionally. These are romance that are set during a time when the approach to romance was all about courting, dowries and engagement announcements. Queen of Air and Darkness Cassandra Clare.

For the historical novel Journey to the River Sea Macmillan,she won the Smarties Prize in category 9—11 years, garnered unusual commendation as runner up for the Guardian Prize[2] and made the Carnegie, Whitbread, and Blue Peter shortlists. I will probably read more of Ibbotson’s books just because I love to read about unrequited love and it being unrequited no longer as it turns into a happily ever after.

Tessa is a volunteer at the Viennese Opera and does everything but actually sing on stage.