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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Other family members also escaped from Vienna and joined Anna and Eva Maria in England, avoiding the worst of the Nazi regime, which had already affected the family.

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Alright, I really flutse this author but enough is enough. It sounded like the main characters of A Countess Below Stairs changed their names and got dropped into the setting of The Star of Kazan only fifteen years later.

She married someone else, and Guy determines to throw all his energies into making money. In escaping her inheritance with this man she finds her destiny. When fluutes wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage,Tessa’s two lives collide – and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny.

Guy was a foundling, abandoned as a newborn baby in Newcastle in the early part of the 20th century. Ibbotson has said that she disliked thinking mqgic the supernatural, and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers’ fear of such things. Ibbotson wrote more than a dozen books for children, including Which Witch? She refers to Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart in language born of love.

Eva Ibbotson ‘s YA thing as opposed to her MG books seems to be comforting Cinderella fluff set in different historical European settings. Don’t go thinking these are going to be adorable or cute in the way that you’d find Stephanie Perkins or Kasie Wests books. Despite knowing how it would work out before I even opened the book, after finishing the first third, I honestly thought that the book should have ended.


It will be difficult for me to praise this book in concepts or language radically different from those I already employed for Ibbotson and Countess, because the books are so clearly kindred. Click here to view other novels by the wonderfully talented Eva Ibbotson.

Anna Tessa is a Russian Countess Austrian Princess working at a n English Manor Viennese opera company when she “But if you have a drop of pity for my unhappy lot, you’ll not forsake me” -K.

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Oh, and Guy’s eyes changing colour felt just a bit too much for me. Eva Ibbotson is one of those authors who leave you begging for more and I highly recommend anyone and everyone with an interest in art, music, history or theatre to pick up the book.

I just finished reading someone else’s review of this book and no longer feel dumb in thinking that there was fluyes superfluous of big and foreign words in this book.

I know she was trying to write fitting to the time period, but I just really didn’t like it. Those are the questions that kept me turning the pages long into the night.

But secret lives can be complicated, and when a wealthy, handsome Englishman di Spring, Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess – who’s given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. But of course there are many obstacles in the way, that’s what makes the story. I’m not sure which is more crazy, the fact that I read this book or that I enjoyed it! No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairy-tale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.


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Ibbotson had said she disliked “financial greed and a lust for power”, and often created antagonists in her books who have these characteristics. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Wiesner was born in Vienna in to non-practising Jewish parents. All versions of this book ISBN: Just a quick note But really, that’s not the main bit of the story.

Please update this section to reflect recent events or newly available information. Her books are so wonderfully well written, thoroughly researched and she effortlessly brings all of her settings to life. Tessa was born and bred the Princess of Pfaffenstein but is now a republican and working backstage at a Vienna opera company for free because she loves music so much. Select a particular edition title for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.

I’m so sick of last pages declarations. Everything in him rose in protest at the fey, romantic conceit. Tessa is an Austrian princess, born around the same time. The author obviously knows classical music and opera. Open Preview See a Problem? Would you like us to take another look at this review?

This is a historical fiction book that is largely a romance, but there is a good plot line besides just that.