Magic Flutes

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Magic Flutes is an enchanting story of love, music and secret princesses from Eva Ibbotson.

Spring, 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess – who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairy-tale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.

But secret lives can be complicated, and when a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa's two lives collide – and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny . . .

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About the author

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came to power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty books for children and young adults, many of which garnered nominations for major awards for children's literature in the UK, including the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and the Whitbread Prize. Eva's critically acclaimed Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Medal in 2001. Set in the Amazon, it was written in honour of her deceased husband Alan, a former naturalist. Imaginative and humorous, Eva's books often convey her love of nature, in particular the Austrian countryside, which is evident in works such as The Star of Kazan and A Song for Summer. Eva passed away at her home in Newcastle on 20 October 2010. Her final book, One Boy and His Dog, was published in May 2011.
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Publisher
Pan Macmillan
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Published on
Feb 23, 2011
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780330505321
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Europe
Young Adult Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Historical
Young Adult Fiction / Royalty
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