A Song for Summer (Paperback)
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A Song for Summer (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 25/07/2019
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Set against the backdrop of gathering war, A Song for Summer is an unforgettable love story from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson, with an introduction from Ella Risbridger.

When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she soon knows she's found her calling.

Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it's the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her – Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler's troops march across Europe, Ellen finds she has promises to keep, even if it means sacrificing her future happiness . . .

'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529012248
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm


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Ibbotson, as always, manages to transport the reader, if not to a fantasy world, at least to a world full of enchantment, where it seems anything could happen. Her portrayal of all the characters, protagonists and antagonists alike, is fantastically unconventional, and throughout the book, her scene setting is truly perfect . . . Ibbotson is evidently a master at knowing just how much description to put into a scene, and this is what makes the book so special. - Children's Books Review, Guardian

Eva Ibbotson is so clever at capturing moments in history and weaving a story around them and her characters too are so real you feel you can reach out and touch them. Here in A Song for Summer is absolutely no exception. - LoveReading4Kids

Beautiful and perplexing, the book is an absolute masterpiece, that’s mystery and flawless description ignites the imagination - Elinor Gray, LoveReading4Kids

A deliciously old-fashioned story, which encompasses love, adventure and a host of memorable characters. - BookTrust

This year (thanks to a recommendation by Ella Risbridger on Instagram, of all places) I have binged on Eva Ibbotson, not her children’s books, but her elegantly written, witty and well-observed if (after a few) formulaic fables of emigrées with beautiful burnished hair fallen on hard times. I read one after another, and rather feel your Christmas might be brightened by doing the same. So may I suggest A Song for Summer, followed by The Morning Gift, then The Secret Countess, A Company of Swans, Magic Flutes, Journey to the River Sea, and The Star of Kazan. - Nigella Lawson, The Sunday Times

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

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“Wonderful book :)”

I love this book, it's one of my all-time favourite Ibbotson books.
It's written really beautifully and has a lovely charm about it !
Definitely a good buy ! :D

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“A Song for Summer”

Ths is a great book about people in the tragic times of world war 2. Great read!! 5*'s!

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“A Song for Summer”

i loved this book its about this girl called ellen she is so kind natured and pretty. She becomes a housekeeper in austria where she hopes to find the khosrel flower which her grandmother hennyhad told her about... More

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