Books by Eva Ibbotson

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The Dragonfly Pool

I've heard good things before about Eva Ibbotson, and I am partial to tales set during World War II, so I thought The Dragonfly Pool looked like fun. For the most part it was. Tally Hamilton is a special girl, the kind who likes to help, who cares for others, and who sees what could be clearer th ...

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A Countess Below Stairs

Countess Below Stairs was the first Eva Ibbotson romance I ever read, and I've been an avid fan ever since. Why? Because her stories are so vivid. In Countess Below Stairs, Anna, a White Russian in exile goes to work as a housemaid in a beautiful mansion called Meersham. The owner is titled, a young ...

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Magic Flutes

Eva Ibbotson is not a prolific writer, but to to her fans, her books are all cherished treasures and they love each and every one of them. Magic Flutes is Ibbotson's second novel, and showcases all of what her fans love about her writing. Guy Farne was found by mere chance wrapped in sacking ...

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Madensky Square

"I woke in such a good mood this morning. There was a dress floating about in my head; almost ready, almost there. Cream silk, the skirt trimmed with tiers and tiers of rough cream lace and the bodice tuckered but unadorned except for a single rose." So begins 36-year-old Susanna Weber’s diar ...

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A Company of Swans

Although I have several favorite romance novels by writers ranging, alphabetically, from Mary Balogh to Joan Wolf, I've chosen one by Eva Ibbotson as my all-time desert isle "keeper" because she seems to be a writer often overlooked by many romance readers -- and one that they very well might enjoy ...