Magic Flutes

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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. . .

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

About Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into 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 October 20th 2010. Her final book, One Dog and His Boy, was published in May 2011.

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Books by Eva Ibbotson

Journey to the River Sea
Journey to the River Sea
The Christmas Star
The Christmas Star
Dial a Ghost
Dial a Ghost
The Great Ghost Rescue
The Great Ghost Rescue
The Haunting of Hiram
The Haunting of Hiram
Not Just a Witch
Not Just a Witch
The Ogre of Oglefort
The Ogre of Oglefort
The Morning Gift
The Morning Gift
A Song for Summer
A Song for Summer
The Secret Countess
The Secret Countess
A Company of Swans
A Company of Swans
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
Monster Mission
Monster Mission
The Secret of Platform 13
The Secret of Platform 13
Which Witch?
Which Witch?
A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories
A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories
The Dragonfly Pool
The Dragonfly Pool
The Star of Kazan
The Star of Kazan
Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie
Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie
Madensky Square
Madensky Square