Out on 15 October 2020

A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

Eva Ibbotson

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15 October 2020
9781529023039
256 pages
Synopsis

Curl up with a collection of romantic short stories taking you from nineteenth-century Vienna, over the wild moors of Northumberland to the snowy streets of pre-revolutionary St Petersberg.

A collection of eighteen romantic short stories from the award-winning and much-loved Eva Ibbotson, A Glove Shop in Vienna will show you the great passions and astute observations of everyday life. Join Great-Uncle Max, torn between his grand and secret love for Susie, the enchanting glove shop assistant, and the devotion of his opera-singing wife. Meet Miss Bennett, drama mistress at the fading Markham Street Primary School, whose search for a baby Jesus for the nativity play yields unexpected and miraculous results. And agonise with Kira, a dancer in Russia's Imperial Ballet school, thrown out onto the streets of St. Petersburg, and found by Edwin, a lonely dreamer.

A chocolate-box collection of deliciously romantic, atmospheric and witty stories to lose yourself in this Christmas.

'Eva Ibbotson is such a good writer that her characters break the bonds of the romantic novel' Washington Post

Eva Ibbotson is such a good writer that her characters break the bonds of the romantic novel.

Washington Post Book Review