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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eva Ibbotson Narrator: Sian Thomas Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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By the award-winning and bestselling author of Journey to the River Sea, a novel that sings with characteristic Ibbotson warmth and wit.

Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion. The staff and the family are sure there is something not quite right about their new maid - but she soon wins them over with her warmth and dedication.

Then the young Earl returns home from the war - and Anna falls hopelessly in love. But they can never be together: Rupert is engaged to the snobbish and awful Muriel - and anyway, Anna is only a servant. Or so everybody thinks . . . Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nora | 5/18/2011

    " I adore Eva Ibbotson... Such a good writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 5/11/2011

    " I enjoyed this novel even better than "The Reluctant Heiress" - I was always wondering how it would end. When you think all is lost - it really isn't! The author doesn't reveal all until almost the last page. I look forward to reading her other novels as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekah | 5/3/2011

    " it was great. the old man was sometimes... inappropriate. but, its ok for 14 and up. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/28/2011

    " Undemanding, romantic teen novel. Good goodies and nasty baddies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 4/24/2011

    " Eva Ibbotson writes beautiful stories that are very fairytale like. She wrote this beautiful story and I fell in love with the plot and the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jumana (keepasecretforme) | 4/20/2011

    " I found the heroine unreal and the rest of the characters annoying and stand-by ish and aloof. would not read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/8/2011

    " this was an enjoyable light read
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serenehime | 4/7/2011

    " I lovelovelovelove Eva Ibbotson, and this is one of my favorite guity-pleasure reads. It's like my favorite fairytale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/6/2011

    " I adore it so far and i think it's a really cute story:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 4/5/2011

    " A light romance. I prefer her other books, The Star of Kazan, and Journey to the River Sea. Quite predictable. "

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About the Author
Author Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson (1925–2010) 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 won and been shortlisted for many prizes.

About the Narrator

Sian Thomas was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for her role in Up for Grabs. She appeared as Amelia Bones in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.