A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

Eva Ibbotson

Ages 12+
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16 September 2021
9781529059342
304 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 Petersburg.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by author and journalist Amanda Craig.

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.

By turns comical, satirical, romantic and always unpredictable these wise stories are a delight from start to finish.

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

Washington Post

The late Ibbotson’s words live on in this atmospheric collection of wintry short stories. Lonely dreamers, ballerinas and a Christmas angel… Have some tissues ready.

Marianne Levy, The i newspaper