07th October 2013

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AN UNENDING LIST OF FAVOURITE BOOKS » a song for summer by eva ibbotson

“She was silent for long enough to make him very frightened. Then she lifted her head and said that sad little thing that girls say when all is lost. She said: ‘I haven’t got a toothbrush.’”
It’s Austria in the 1940s and Ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be quite so unusual. Her life back in England with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn’t be called normal, but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, Ellen discovers an eccentric world occupied by wild children and even wilder teachers, experimental dancers and a tortoise on wheels. Here, her passions for cooking and homemaking aren’t bizarre, they’re wanted. And then there is the particularly intriguing, enigmatic, and very handsome Marek, part-time gardener and fencing teacher, who harbours more than one enormous secret… [x]

AN UNENDING LIST OF FAVOURITE BOOKS » a song for summer by eva ibbotson

“She was silent for long enough to make him very frightened. Then she lifted her head and said that sad little thing that girls say when all is lost. She said: ‘I haven’t got a toothbrush.’

It’s Austria in the 1940s and Ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be quite so unusual. Her life back in England with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn’t be called normal, but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, Ellen discovers an eccentric world occupied by wild children and even wilder teachers, experimental dancers and a tortoise on wheels. Here, her passions for cooking and homemaking aren’t bizarre, they’re wanted. And then there is the particularly intriguing, enigmatic, and very handsome Marek, part-time gardener and fencing teacher, who harbours more than one enormous secret… [x]

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