Madensky Square

Eva Ibbotson, Laura Wood

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 6th Aug '20

£8.99

A rich and witty classic novel of love, community and home from the award-winning and best-loved Eva Ibbotson, introduced by Laura Wood.

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Description

A whip-smart observation of the passions and tragedies behind daily life, Eva Ibbotson’s Madensky Square is a classic snapshot of Viennese life before WWI, with a new introduction from Laura Wood.Susanna Weber’s dress shop stands in the picturesque Madensky Square, a quiet little world of its own, nestled in the heart of glittering pre-war Vienna.As the winter of 1910 unfurls into spring, Susanna starts a journal about life in the Square, about the buildings and their colourful inhabitants. There’s Frau Schumacher, with six daughters and a baby on the way, Professor Starsky and his menagerie of sickly reptiles, an aging bookseller, a teenaged Anarchist, and little Sigi – an orphaned child prodigy forced to play the piano all day, every day. And then there’s her dear friend Alice, the only person who has noticed the heartbreak that hides beneath Susanna’s brisk kindness and brilliant talent . . . Discover more of Eva Ibbotson’s sweeping historical romances in Magic Flutes, The Morning Gift, The Secret Countess, A Song for Summer and A Company of Swans, all with brand new introductions.

Additional information

Weight 0.202 kg
Dimensions 19 × 131 × 197 mm
Page Count 288