The Morning Gift (Paperback)
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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 25/07/2019
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A richly imagined story of unexpected love, independence, and belonging - The Morning Gift is a classic WWII romance from Eva Ibbotson, with an introduction from Sarra Manning.

Eighteen-year-old Ruth lives in the sparkling city of Vienna with her family, where she delights in its music, energy and natural beauty. She is wildly in love with the brilliant young pianist Heini Radik and can't wait until they are married.

But Ruth's world is turned upside down when the Nazis invade Austria and her family are forced to flee to England, and through a devastating misunderstanding she is left behind. Her only hope to escape Vienna comes from Quin, a young English professor, who unexpectedly offers her a marriage of convenience to bring her back to London.

Ruth throws herself into her new life - but a secret marriage is more difficult than she expected, especially as she and Quin find themselves drawn together.

'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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529012255
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 33 mm


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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 emigrees 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 *
Her adult books manage to be radiant and comforting, even though they address war, migration, racism and eugenics. In these frightening times, I want to read about open-hearted heroines pursuing happiness and love against the odds. -- Samantha Ellis * The TLS *
Sophisticated, brilliantly plotted and gloriously funny -- Amanda Craig * Guardian *
If you want to read a book that will immerse you in history, a beautiful setting and an adorable romance, this is definitely a book for you -- Charnell Vevers * LoveReading4Kids *
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
One of Eva Ibbotson's historical romances... The beauty of their old life in Vienna and the descriptions of their refugee existence in north London are heart-rending; the feeling of not belonging to your new home, of wanting to love where you live, stayed with me long after reading. It is also sweetly romantic if you want cheering up. -- Harriet Green * The Guardian *
Her books are utterly delightful * Daily Mail *

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“The Morning Gift”

Eva ibbotson doesn't dissapoint again i'm hooked by her books. This is a ww2 love story about Ruth. After the first few pages you will be hookeed as well. This book is just amazing.

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“A timeless Thirties love story...”

The book is rather similar to some of her others, but in my opinion, it far exceeds them all. It's brilliantly well written and the love story is incredibly convincing and one of my favourites. The characters are... More

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Caroline at Leamington Spa

“The 20th Century's Answer To A Jane Austen Novel”

Set on the cusp of World War Two, The Morning Gift follows Ruth Berger, a bright, emotional Austrian girl of Jewish descent who has to marry the intelligent and allusive Quin Somerville to escape to the safety of... More

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