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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Impoverished adorable female heroine who, despite very bleak odds, is still the happiest, calmest, sweetest girl on the block. I’m only 40 pages in and I’m a bit annoyed with the author. A Song for Summer. magiic

Happily there was one more sweet historical in store for me. Aug 16, Milly rated it liked it. Both characters are humble, hard working, and love Opera.

View all 3 comments. I eventually got too lazy to constantly check the dictionary and instead decided to just power read through the paragraphs littered with these magnanimous words. I don’t know if this mostly reflects well on her or poorly on me. Said fiance turns out to be in love with herself.

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Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Ibbotson has true gift for characterization. It’s about the peculiarities of royalty, the ridiculous snobbery and almost childlike obsession of the royalty to stick together and not give into being common.

But their ibhotson admirable trait is always how there’s not a mean bone in their body and how they are never ever snobs despite their status.

The Queen of Attolia. I knew it had to be a happy ending as Ibbotson’s books have only had happy endings.

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I can see how it draws comparison to Austen and Heyer, because there is something similar in the pacing, the level of detail about the society surrounding the leads, the gentle judgments of the foibles of many characters, and the innocent veneer softening what was surely the author’s broader knowledge of how much suffering was taking place in various strata of society.


Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. He is determined to woo her afresh, and is quite certain that the perfect setting for his bride will be a huge Austrian fairytale castle. Magic Flutes is an enchanting story of love, music and secret princesses from Eva Ibbotson. In her quiet and methodical way, she also prompts, organises food for the cast, and does some babysitting. This is true for Tessa, the princess of Pfaffenstein, who is so irresistable and cute that you just want to be around her and protect her.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Similar to A Song for Summer and A Company of Swans the characters’ love of art and nature fairly leap off the pages and it’s hard to resist their charms and not wish you lived in a time and place where ancient royalty glided about crumbling castles and Mozart was god. Her secret safely hidden until one day her life collides with a handsome man. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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She says she never wants to fall in love or marry, which makes for a good story as we watch her realize she has fallen in love and she tries to deny that fact. When the Whales Walked Dougal Dixon. When all her family’s wealth is gone, and they finally have to sell their castle, she doesn’t mind, because she never liked it anyway. 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.


Guy, I don’t know if we will meet again, but–” Her voice broke and she tried again. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

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I wish they had a few more scenes together. It seemed however, that ‘anyone’ could. Her use of German idioms and phrases creates a Vienna and its surroundings that comes to life. This was so distracting and flutfs made it so hard to build a proper relationship between Guy and Tessa.

I am sure of it, after reading her books and about her life. It’s almost as if Ibbotson ended it and then decided that she wasn’t quite finished with the characters and chose to change a couple of lines and then continue on for another couple hundred pages. Technically not a princess novel, but if you have aristocrats and pretty dresses, it counts in my book. 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.

In addition to the fluges about music at its most sublime and transcendent which had me in tears twicethere’s also a fantastically clever and funny subplot about a Modern or is it postmodern?

It’s my only complaint, however. Tessa, meanwhile, has left Schloss Pfaffenstein to serve art in Vienna as the under wardrobe mistress in a third-rate opera company full of comical characters, many of whom I have met in New York music circles.