Madensky Square

Eva Ibbotson. MADENSKY SQUARE MADENSKY SQUARE EVA IBBOTSON EVA IBBOTSON MADENSKY SQUARE Eva Ibbotson was born into a literary family. Cover.

Madensky Square

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.

Magic Flutes

... back where I have planted what is possibly the smallest pear tree in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but my sitting room and kitchen – and the salon of the shop of course – look out on Madensky Square. And I was right about the spring!

Magic Flutes

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

Edith Sultzer's mother in Madensky Square neglects her husband while trying to turn her daughter into an intellectual. Edith sobs that she has missed the whole of her father's life and that she never wanted to be clever, ...

   Immortal Austria

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.

A Company of Swans

Eva Ibbotson. Also by Eva Ibbotson for adult readers: A Song for Summer The Secret Countess Magic Flutes The Morning Gift Madensky Square A Gloveshop in Vienna First published in Great Britain 1985 by Century Publishing Co.

A Company of Swans

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.

The Secret Countess

Also by Eva Ibbotson for adult readers: A Song for Summer The Morning Gift Magic Flutes A Company of Swans Madensky Square A Gloveshop in Vienna For Jane First published in Great Britain 1981 by Macdonald.

The Secret Countess

'A fairy tale for grown-ups. It's unapologetically romantic but it's also extremely funny, wry, dry and witty - and hugely uplifting.' – Marian Keyes, Daily Mail 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 The Secret Countess, 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.

World Historical Fiction

Madensky Square . New York : St. Martin's , 1988. 256 pp . Susanna , a shop owner in Vienna , becomes concerned about a budding pianist and has her own illicit romance with an officer in the early 20th century . Genre ( s ) : Romance .

World Historical Fiction

An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

By Eva Ibbotson for adult readers: A Song for Summer The Secret Countess Magic Flutes The Morning Gift A Company of Swans A Gloveshop in Vienna Madensky Square This electronic edition published 2020 by Macmillan Children's Books an.

A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

'Discovering Eva Ibbotson’s books is one of the nicest things that’s ever happened to me. The most beautiful, delicious, wry read' – Marian Keyes Curl up with a collection of romantic short stories taking you from nineteenth-century Vienna, over the wild moors of Northumberland to the snowy streets of pre-revolutionary St Petersberg. A collection of eighteen romantic short stories from the award-winning and much-loved Eva Ibbotson, A Glove Shop in Vienna will show you the great passions and astute observations of everyday life. Join Great-Uncle Max, torn between his grand and secret love for Susie, the enchanting glove shop assistant, and the devotion of his opera-singing wife. Meet Miss Bennett, drama mistress at the fading Markham Street Primary School, whose search for a baby Jesus for the nativity play yields unexpected and miraculous results. And agonise with Kira, a dancer in Russia's Imperial Ballet school, thrown out onto the streets of St. Petersburg, and found by Edwin, a lonely dreamer. A chocolate-box collection of deliciously romantic, atmospheric and witty stories to lose yourself in this Christmas. 'Eva Ibbotson is such a good writer that her characters break the bonds of the romantic novel' Washington Post

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Kirkus Reviews

Ibbotson , Eva MADENSKY SQUARE St. Martin's $ 16.95 10/17 SBN : 312-02246-8 Ibbotson has distinguished herself before in the historical - romance field ( with Magic Flute , 1984 , and A Company of Swans , 1985 ) , but her newest sets ...

Kirkus Reviews

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.

Jim Kobak s Kirkus Reviews

Ibbotson , Eva MADENSKY SQUARE St. Martin's $ 16.95 10/17 SBN : 312-02246-8 Ibbotson has distinguished herself before in the historical - romance field ( with Magic Flute , 1984 , and A Company of Swans , 1985 ) , but her newest sets ...

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Cassette Books

Madensky Square RC 28975 by Eva Ibbotson narrated by Mimi Bederman 2 cassettes Susanna Weber's dress salon in Madensky Square is the focal point of a small neighborhood in Vienna just prior to World War I. On the first day of spring in ...

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Talking Book Topics

Madensky Square RC 28975 by Eva Ibbotson narrated by Mimi Bederman 2 cassettes Susanna Weber's dress salon in Madensky Square is the focal point of a small neighborhood in Vienna just prior to World War I. On the first day of spring in ...

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Media Review Digest

MADENSKY SQUARE ( by Eva Ibbotson ) , read by Juanita McMahon ( serles ) Clipper Audio ; Recorded Books , 2000. 8 cassettes 675 min $ 72.00 ( Literature and drama ] 1 ) American fiction Level Ad KLIATT V35 n5 , Sep , 2001. p52 .

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Fiction Index Three

Fiction Index Three


Contemporary Authors

In contrast to Ibbotson's ghost stories , her adult novels , such as Magic Flutes , Madensky Square , and The Morning Gift , are much “ quieter ” books , though nonetheless imbued with the author's good humor and wit .

Contemporary Authors

These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).

Twentieth century Romance and Historical Writers

Madensky Square is something of a departure from this formula as our heroine Susanna is mature , comfortably off , totally besotted with a middle - aged , pessimistic , married Field Marshal , and the mother of an illegitimate child .

Twentieth century Romance and Historical Writers

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 New York Times Book Review

A collection of Square . In 1990 our reviewer , questions and answers about American history . ... Josh MADENSKY SQUARE , by Eva Ibbotson . ( Avon , $ 4.50 . ) organizational , sociological , economic , political , cultural Rubins ...

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Books in Print

Madensky Square - Magic Flute -Which Witch ? Ibele , Warren E. , ed . Modern Developments in Heat Transfer Iber , Frank L. & Baum , Richard A. Gastroenterology A Concise Textbook . Ibish , Yusuf & Marculescu , Ileana , eds .

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Words on Cassette

Madensky Square . Recorded Bks . ( Pg . 1432 ) -Monster Mission . Chivers N Amer . ( Pg . 1553 ) Ibbotson , Eva . Not Just a Witch . Chivers N Amer . ( Pg . 1676 ) - The Secret of Platform Thirteen . Chivers N Amer .

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Kirkus Children s and Young adult Edition

... ILLINOIS PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT 1178 1178 1213 1179 1179 MADENSKY SQUARE 1180 Ibbotson , Eva Ingle , Schuyler & Sharon Kramis Institutional Investor - Eds , of Irwin , Robert NORTHWEST BOUNTY THE WAY IT WAS THE MYSTERIES OF ALGIERS ...

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