A lyrical historical romance for fans of The English Patient Eighteen-year-old Ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be, well, quite so unusual. After all . Having recently run out of new books to read, I chose to reread one of my old favourites, A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson. The book is set in. A SONG FOR SUMMER By Eva Ibbotson. BOOK JACKET INFORMATION In a fragile world on the brink of World War II, lovely young Englishwoman Ellen Carr .

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I found this very frustrating since there was so much background on him that could have been turned to better use. A Song for Summer.

I love the main character. It’s not surprising that all of the characters in book are drawn to her.

A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson – review

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. You are commenting using your Twitter account. But they never forget each other, and in the end, their love triumphs. Set in early s Austriathe novel centers around a young English woman called Ellen Carr. Want to tell the world about a book you’ve read? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

She spent much of her adult life in Newcastle upon Tyne.

So she married someone else. I have to say, finding a fabulous debut author is a delightful experience.

There are flowers everywhere, tended by the mysterious, kind, resourceful and handsome Marek Tarnowsky, age 29, who looks like every other Ibbotson hero: Ten years later, ea published her first novel, The Great Ghost Rescue.


You can skip to Short Version below if desired If you have read any of my previous reviews of books by Eva Ibbotson, you already more or less know the plot: I was a bit disappointed with this one. She was born in Vienna, Austria, in However, Ellen fixes the contrary nature of the school within her first week of being there, helping the children with their problems, comforting the staff, and, most importantly, reinventing the kitchen.

May 20, Alicia evs it really liked it. The book is set in the ss, and is centred around the life of Ellen Carr, the daughter of an English former suffragette. By using this site, you agree eca the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I really liked both of our main characters here, Ellen was as lovely as I have come to expect from an Eva Ibbotson novels. A Song for Summer. Soon after the well-equipped tortoise, Ega encounters Professor Chomsky who teaches metalwork and swims naked in the lake at all hours, Professor Ritter who teaches drama and encourages the children to be kitchen utensils and to give birth to themselves, and a cabbage-person from an English mining village masquerading as a Russian ballerina.

Ellen, who ought to be an aristocrat in s England, would rather be a cook, much to her family’s horror. I will re-read this one, too.

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Published May 10th by Speak first published September 7th Return to Book Page. There is humor, danger, romance, and a beautiful longing for the world as it was and as it should be among the pages of this book.

As Hitler’s troops spread across Europe, Ellen has promises to keep, even if they mean she must sacrifice her future happiness. The war means nothing to me unless it directly affects my love life! I can only call it erratic. The hero is Marek, the dashing gardener and fencing teacher who is also a member of the Resistance and a very famous compose I’m going to have to go ahead and call this book flat out silly.

This book was the most morally wonky of Ibbotson’s books that I have read so far. She’s such a sweet person but with a backbone of steel that becomes evident when the need arises. Ellen’s life soon becomes en I love all novels that attest to music’s incomparable power, and A Song for Summer does so brilliantly. At one point, Isaac wonders why their contacts — religious Jews — would take risks on Isaac who was practically an atheist: