By Eva Ibbotson, , European Historical Romance (Vienna, ) Magic Flutes is Ibbotson’s second novel, and showcases all of what. Summary: A story encompassing a millionaire born in dubious circumstances, a beautiful social-climbing young woman, a delightfully. Magic Flutes. Romance and intrigue make this lyrical historical adventure an unputdownable read! When a British millionaire sets out to buy a secluded fairy tale.

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All of it makes you want to put down the book and grab the first tickets to Austria that very moment. Ibnotson picked it up and thought is sounded interesting, and it exceeded all my expectations. I think she would have been more loveable if it had been in first person. They fall in love, having a discussion about Anna’s Tessa’s hair somewhere in the middle, some twist of fate allowing them to be together in the end. Return to Book Page. Needless to say ibbohson was an uncomfortable pace – roughly a hundred-something pages an hour, which would be a little more than a page every minute, right?

She was born in Vienna, Austria, in Nov 24, Candi Criddle rated it really liked it Shelves: Queen of Air and Darkness Cassandra Clare. All the magix are young and full of loving, giving life, and all the guys are about 10 years older, hot-tempered and remarkably talented.

Or like I did, in a hot tub The writing is good, the characters well-drawn, the conversation realistic. I think I have read too many of her books in too short of time. The book was simply compilation of: Since Opera plays a huge role in the story, I learned about a bunch of different Opera and music terms. The characters were all so great!


During her postgraduate studies at Cambridge Universityshe met her future husband, Alan Ibbotson, an flutea.

Magic Flutes

They may not be so likable, but at least they are very realistic and add entertainment to the story. Open Preview See a Problem? With such staggering beauty in the world, how could anyone not rejoice? The other similar characters in Ibbotson’s book is the male protagonist.

When I surfaced again, I found myself really hoping the magic spell wouldn’t end there. I like the sacrifice of everything toward inbotson greater good of music, and that Beethoven’s button business-genius.

Then there are the opera dancers. It’s about Vienna, the wonderful city which lives and breathes music with names like Beethoven and Mozart associated with it.

Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson — All About Romance

Just a quick note Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest. Whilst I have come to realise that Ibbotson’s books are never going to truly shock me or take me by surprise, I still can’t help but enjoy every single one of them. Technically not a princess novel, but if you have aristocrats and pretty dresses, it counts in my book. Two of her acclaimed books are set in Europe at the time of World War II and reflect her experience of the time.


Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson

More Books By Eva Ibbotson. However, Tessa is now an orphan, and no longer wealthy. TRH includes a supporting cast of lovable, if stereotyped, small parts, references to opera that I understand but would ibbotdon enchanted my younger self more, quirky aristocratic poverty like that of A Brief History of Montmaray and a more satisfactory ending than that of ACBS.

Aug 16, Milly rated it liked it. However, this is strikingly similar to A Countess Below Stairs and that book has a slightly more appealing hero, bigger climax moment with that great line that goes something like “the ball might be for such and suchbut it was about Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Seaalso reflect Ibbotson’s love of nature.

This book, nationality and location aside, is ACBS only better.

Moreoever, the main characters are in their twenties and older and some of the background themes relating to businesses and bankruptcy, as well as the opera and theatre, would be more appropriate for older teens or – more likely – young adults.