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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Has all the mon Alright, I really like this author but enough is enough.

Magic Flutes

No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairytale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way. By using this site, you ibbotspn to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But secret lives can be complicated.

Technically not evq princess novel, but if you have aristocrats and pretty dresses, it counts in my book. More Books By Eva Ibbotson. Books by Eva Ibbotson. Her aunt was an Honorable while Guy was a foundling from Newcastle-on-Tyne. Though they start on opposite ends of the social pyramid, they have many similarities to each other. Could I at least be that? He and the mgaic are attracted to each other, but he doesn’t really acknowledge this since he’s engaged to someone else, and she tries to convince herself to stop thinking of him.

Magic Flutes

Would you like us to take another look at this review? But that’s not really what it’s about. The one other thing that seems to be as important a factor as the city and it’s royalty in this book is music and the opera. Moreover, fluets has spurned the royal lifestyle, espousing republican in the British rather than Ibbotwon sense principles. Meanwhile, the heiress herself is enjoying a secret life working backstage at the Viennese opera. For the historical novel Journey to the River Sea Macmillan,she won kbbotson 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.


Charnell Vevers – ‘Ibbotson is the author to turn to if you ever want historical romance, especially those rich in art and music, and beautiful settings.

Anyway, if you are wanting a dazzling Cinderella type story written post or pre Flutees with rich details of European history then read one of these two books by Eva Ibbotson. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. And then, only then, is it about any romance at all. There is the same artfully drawn, loving reverence for Austria and above all for its music.

The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson

This book is so much more a romance between Tessa and music flutss it is between Tessa and Guy. The characters were hard to get to know and hard to keep straight-for they had nicknames and real names that were unusual anyways. 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. Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband who had died just before she wrote ita former naturalist.

Shilovsky paraphrased by melibretto of Evz Eugene Onegin My rating might be so high because I didn’t expect much from this book.

Magic Flutes is an enchanting story of love, music and secret princesses from Eva Ibbotson. She briefly became a teacher in the s before embarking on her writing career.


Ibbotson’s writing is entrancing, and this is another un-put-down-able romance for teens. I just finished reading someone else’s review of this book and no longer feel dumb in thinking that there was a superfluous of big and foreign words in this book. Nov 06, Klancy Hoover rated it liked it. The new packaging is nice. Lola and the Boy Next Door. I’ve read previous books from this author and didn’t suffer as much so I thought perhaps the author made an effort to represent the time period sthe characters’ status and way of life, as well as the setting of the story Vienna and made it necessary to use such words to make the book all the more real and representative of all these factors.

You can at least be that. Magic Flutes, by the end of it, had stolen my heart and quickly became my favourite Ibbotson book so far. But anyway, I couldn’t renew this book from the library, so I set out to read it in three hours. Opening up an Eva Ibbotson book is like biting into a hot biscuit smothered with butter and jam–at once perfectly satisfying and extremely comforting.

I must have been full of energy with all the speed reading I was doing that I could not put this book down. I am a bit surprised that I found this in the young adult section at the book store.