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Product Description

Love against the odds on the eve of World War II: how thrilling is that? Romance in the Austrian mountains as the shadow of danger spreads. Being a housekeeper at an Austrian boarding school is Ellen’s dream come true. She’s found her destiny, doing what she loves – helping merry children amid the idyllic mountains. Yet she is drawn to a mysterious gardener: handsome Marek, who has a secret fraught with joy and danger. As Hitler’s troops invade Europe, Marek’s secret threatens their newfound romance…

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781447280040

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

March 26th, 2015

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books for children and adults. She has a daughter and three sons, who showed her that children like to read about ghosts, wizards, and witches “because they are just like people but madder and more interesting.”

She was born in Vienna, in Austria, but moved to England with her family when the Nazis came to power. After training to be a physiologist which she didn’t enjoy because she didn’t like doing experiments on animals, Eva got married and had four very nice children.

Her first children’s book, The Great Ghost Rescue was published in 1975, and she is best known for titles like Journey to the River Sea and The Dragonfly Pool. Eva died in 2010, aged 85.

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