Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
Following A Song for Summer and The Secret Countess comes one of Eva Ibbotson's most exquisite romances, in a stunning Young Picador edition.
Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever.
When Hitler's forces invade Ruth's family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience. As Ruth throws herself into her London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Heini...
Eva Ibbotson has written many bestselling books for adults and children that have been published all over the world. Her books have won and been shortlisted for many prizes. Journey to the River Sea won the Nestle Gold Award and was runner-up for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Fiction Award. The Star of Kazan won the Nestle Silver Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She lives in Newcastle.