I think, one, two or possible all three of my children may have read this author, which I think means I don't have to! OK you are let off this time. I'll see what else I can find to suit you Moira - That's an interesting topic in and of itself isn't it - 'desert island books.
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I think, one, two or possible all three of my children may have read this author, which I think means I don't have to! OK you are let off this time. I'll see what else I can find to suit you Moira - That's an interesting topic in and of itself isn't it - 'desert island books. I always think it's interesting when an author tries a new genre; it sounds as though Ibbotson succeeded here I'd be interested to hear your Desert Island books, Margot, you should take it as one of your topics.
If you liked this, try her A Countess Below Stairs. Very light, much in the vein of Georgette Heyer, but set in about England. I'm getting straight on it - I have never read a book by Eva Ibbotson that I didn't like, and that sounds like a great recommendation Might it also have the name Secret Countess? I can find that one easily enough Post a comment. Madensky Square by Eva Ibbotson.
Posted by Clothes In Books on July 01, And now this book is a new addition. Susanna lives in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century. She is a dressmaker with her own small shop in the Square of the title, and the book tells the story of a year in her life, and the life of her neighbours, along with some flashbacks about what brought her there. Links on the blog: A very different book but also excellent — Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw.
The picture is a fashion illustration from the magazine La Gazette du Bon Ton — the dress is by Madeleine Cheruit, whose designs featured in this entry and this one , along with a picture of her salon here. Clothes In Books 2 July at Anonymous 2 July at Clothes In Books 13 July at
I felt a sudden longing to record…to retain…my everyday life here in Madensky Square. I shall remember my tragedies, my follies and my joys — everyone remembers those. But what of the ordinary things, the little happenings? The book is set in Austria just a few years before the start of the First World War. At the beginning of the novel, Susanna tells us that for the next twelve months she is going to keep a journal recording the lives of her friends, her customers and the other inhabitants of Madensky Square.
A Charming Classic Republished – Madensky Square by Eva Ibbotson
Madensky Square by Eva Ibbotson
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