A Song for Summer (Paperback)

Eva Ibbotson


When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she finds her destiny. 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 spread across Europe, Ellen has promises to keep, even if they mean she must sacrifice her future happiness ...An unforgettable love story from the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea and The Star of Kazan.

Product Details

  • Product code: AMVPZ
  • ISBN: 9781447280040
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 432
  • Publish date: 26/03/2015

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This was the first of Eva Ibbotson's young adult books that I read. It is (so far, for I have not read them all yet,) the best.

It sweeps me into the world I love, and is gripping until the last, never predictable, like so many romances. For it is a romance at heart. Not because of the love story, which is merely a stage for characterial development, but because the prose is rich and romantic and the landscape in which it is set is filled with honeysuckle that you can taste, this a romance in the sense that Lorna Doone is, as Blackmore himself writes: 'This is to be considered a romance due to its ravishing landscape and optimistic nature'- forgive me if those are not the exact words, I am doing this from memory.

Yes this is a romance. A real romance. By a real author.

Ella , 07/02/2016

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