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Product Description

Swoon-to-the-floor gorgeous. A gripping, dreamy tale of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Anna is a pretty young countess from the glittering city of St Petersburg. Her home? An ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But then revolution tears Russia apart, leaving her family as penniless refugees in England. Anna needs a job – any job. So she finds work as a maid in an Earl’s grand mansion. Here, she charms both family and staff with her warmth and hard work. Until the young Earl returns home from the war… and Anna falls hopelessly in love. They can never be together. Rupert is already engaged. And anyway, Anna is only a servant. Or so everybody thinks…

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781447280101

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

March 26th, 2015

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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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