Madensky Square

Madensky Square PDF Book Detail:
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447214382
Size: 46.58 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 262
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Book Description: A whip-smart observation of the passions and tragedies behind daily life, Eva Ibbotson's Madensky Square is a classic snapshot of Viennese life before WWI, with a new introduction from Laura Wood. Susanna Weber's dress shop stands in the picturesque Madensky Square, a quiet little world of its own, nestled in the heart of glittering pre-war Vienna. As the winter of 1910 unfurls into spring, Susanna starts a journal about life in the Square, about the buildings and their colourful inhabitants. There's Frau Schumacher, with six daughters and a baby on the way, Professor Starsky and his menagerie of sickly reptiles, an aging bookseller, a teenaged Anarchist, and little Sigi – an orphaned child prodigy forced to play the piano all day, every day. And then there's her dear friend Alice, the only person who has noticed the heartbreak that hides beneath Susanna's brisk kindness and brilliant talent . . . Discover more of Eva Ibbotson's sweeping historical romances in Magic Flutes, The Morning Gift, The Secret Countess, A Song for Summer and A Company of Swans, all with brand new introductions.

Kirkus Reviews

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Size: 26.47 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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Book Description: Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Cassette Books

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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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ISBN:
Size: 71.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Talking books
Languages : en
Pages :
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Talking Book Topics

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Size: 23.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Talking books
Languages : en
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Magic Flutes

Magic Flutes PDF Book Detail:
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330505327
Size: 60.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: Sweeping across countries, class and music, Eva Ibboton's classic historical romance, Magic Flutes, is a richly imagined tale of intrigue and identity, with a new introduction from Harriet Evans. In the spring of 1922, young Austrian Princess Theresa-Maria – known to her ancient aunts as 'Putzerl' – abandons her crumbling castle and her royal duties. Disguising herself simply as Tessa, she enrolls as under wardrobe mistress of the International Opera Company and soon loses herself in the intoxicating world of the Viennese opera. But when Guy Farne, an Englishman looking to impress his new fiance, arrives in Austria and employs the Company to perform at his newly purchased Austrian estate, he finds himself fascinated by the under wardrobe mistress, and Tessa finds it increasingly difficult to keep her two lives separate . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer, The Secret Countess (originally published as A Countess Below Stairs), Madensky Square and A Company of Swans. Magic Flutes was originally published as The Reluctant Heiress.

Immortal Austria

   Immortal Austria     PDF Book Detail:
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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9401204039
Size: 17.10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 332
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Book Description: Immortal Austria was the title of a theatrical pageant devised by Austrian refugees in wartime London, the name summarizing their collective memory of their homeland as a country of mountain scenery, historical grandeur and musical refinement. The reality of the country they had left, and the one to which some of them returned, was very different. This volume contains various studies of the representations of their homeland in the cultural production of Austrian exiles, including those projected by émigrés working in the British film industry, those portrayed in the historical novel and in the literary works of such notable authors as Stefan Zweig, Elias Canetti and Robert Neumann. It opens with a survey of the make-up of the Austrian exile community and concludes with a study of attitudes to returning exiles, as reflected in the post-war literary journals. The volume thus offers students and teachers a vital cultural link between the pre-1934 Austria of the First Republic and the post-1945 Austria of the Second.

Twentieth Century Romance And Historical Writers

Twentieth century Romance and Historical Writers PDF Book Detail:
Author: Lesley Henderson
Publisher: Saint James Press
ISBN:
Size: 60.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : American fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 856
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Book Description: An encyclopedic, biographical survey of the genre. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a complete list of separately published books, and a signal critical essay. In addition, living entrants were invited to comment on their work. Series characters and locales have been indicated. Also included are notations of available bibliographies, manuscript collections, and critical studies. Acidic paper. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Secret Countess

The Secret Countess PDF Book Detail:
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230226035
Size: 69.63 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: As WWI draws to a close, a love affair that stretches across countries, families and class begins, in master storyteller Eva Ibbotson's classic historical romance, with an introduction from Amanda Craig. Anna Grazinsky, a young Russian countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to help her family in any way possible, and she is soon hired as a housemaid at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion. Then Rupert, the young Earl, returns home from the war and is fascinated by his new housemaid, and the more time they spend together the more they feel inexplicably drawn together. But they can never be together; Rupert is already engaged and Anna is only a servant . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess, originally published as A Countess Below Stairs.

A Company Of Swans

A Company of Swans PDF Book Detail:
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230737889
Size: 52.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 391
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Book Description: A Company of Swans is a sweeping tale of romance, freedom and the beauty of dance from award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson, with a new introduction by Joanna Nadin. Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiancé have begun to track her down . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess, originally published as A Countess Below Stairs, Magic Flutes, originally published as The Reluctant Heiress, Madensky Square and A Company of Swans.