A delightful adventure story from the brilliant Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Her books have also won and been shortlisted for many prizes. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.
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This kind of fun will never fail to delight. -- Philip Pullman
Wildly original and wholly satisfying. -- Amanda Craig * The Guardian *