Free Read [Philosophy Book] ↠ A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories - by Eva Ibbotson ✓

By Eva Ibbotson | Comments: ( 349 ) | Date: ( Jan 21, 2020 )

Those who enjoy romantic fiction will enjoy these heartwarming stories, first published in Great Britain in 1984 Ibbotson concentrates on the infinite variety of Great Love its discovery, development, recognition, loss, and denouement Her characters, males and females of all ages and professions, are frequently seen during the Christmas season and in prewar Vienna and RThose who enjoy romantic fiction will enjoy these heartwarming stories, first published in Great Britain in 1984 Ibbotson concentrates on the infinite variety of Great Love its discovery, development, recognition, loss, and denouement Her characters, males and females of all ages and professions, are frequently seen during the Christmas season and in prewar Vienna and Russia In many stories, people find and lose each other often with an O Henry twist Ibbotson, a winner of the Romantic Novelists Association award, writes charmingly about love, forgiveness, loss, and happiness.


  • Title: A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories
  • Author: Eva Ibbotson
  • ISBN: 9780312069834
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner was a British novelist specializing in romance and children s fantasy.Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1925 When Hitler came into power, Ibbotson s family moved to England She attended Bedford College, graduating in 1945 Cambridge University from 1946 47 and the University of Durham, from which she graduated with a diploma in education in 1965 Ibbotson had intended to be a physiologist, but was put off by the amount of animal testing that she would have to do Instead, she married and raised a family, returning to school to become a teacher in the 1960s Ibbotson was widowed with three sons and a daughter.Ibottson began writing with the television drama Linda Came Today , in 1965 Ten years later, she published her first novel, The Great Ghost Rescue Ibbotson has written numerous books including The Secret of Platform 13, Journey to the River Sea, Which Witch , Island of the Aunts, and Dial a Ghost She won the Nestl Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea, and has been a runner up for many of major awards for British children s literature.Her books are imaginative and humorous, and most of them feature magical creatures and places, despite the fact that she disliked thinking about the supernatural, and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers fear of such things.Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Sea, also reflect Ibbotson s love of nature Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband who had died just before she wrote it , a former naturalist The book had been in her head for years before she actually wrote it.Ibbotson said she dislikes financial greed and a lust for power and often creates antagonists in her books who have these characteristics Some have been struck by the similarity of Platform 9 3 4 in J.K Rowling s Harry Potter books to Ibbotson s The Secret of Platform 13, which came out three years before the first Harry Potter book.Her love of Austria is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer These books, set primarily in the Austrian countryside, display the author s love for nature and all things natural.



Comments A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories

  • Rane

    Some short stories are meant to connect by a thread or another. With A Glove Shop in Vienna the only thing that links them is the author from her great loves you seen in her other books from ballet, Russia, family, love affairs,governess and hope. All with her added style and humor. Each is it's own little jewel that can stand alone and appreciation for itself.Vicky & The Christmas Angel 5 stars The meaning of growing up and still holding the true meaning of Christmas within your heart. Brou [...]


  • Kathleen

    I love Eva Ibbotson. Her novels have that wonderful combination of nostalgia and realism and idealism and romance that it's just like hearing the most wonderful love story that your friends have to tell. Even her children's books, even the books set during the Holocaust, they still have this sort of air of innocence and magic that just gets me right in the heart. This doesn't always translate well into her short stories. A few of them are impenetrable or unmemorable. But most of them are the sam [...]


  • Suzannah

    I was nearly going to give this book one star (the BURN IT, BURRRRRRN IIIIIT rating) but then right at the end, along came the story "The Little Countess" and convinced me that I should give it one more star for being thoroughly charming and amusing and not poisonous all the way through.I enjoyed Eva Ibbotson's A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS several years ago, though I thought that on closer inspection I'd feel uncomfortable with some of the author's assumptions. This book of short stories, mostly old- [...]


  • Wendy

    As with most short story collections that are cobbled instead of created on purpose, this is uneven; and it's both slightly irritating and fascinating to trace Ibbotson's repeated themes and motifs. Russia, ballet, affairs, estates, milk-teeth necklaces: they seem to have been to Ibbotson what pianists, lecherous old roues, marine life, and spaghetti sauce were to Madeleine L'Engle.


  • Maja

    Ugh, I loved this so, so much ♥️ My favorite story was probably "Sidi"!


  • Shannon

    I rated it a 3, but thought most of the stories were a high 4 or a 2. (I wasn't crazy about the ones where the married characters' "true loves" were not their spouses.)


  • Eustacia Tan

    I say this every time I talk about her books, but I first knew of Eva Ibbotson from her novel Journey to the River Sea (which was a recommendation from a friend. And I remember spending a week's allowance at the travelling bookstore in the canteen just to get my own copy). So quite a few novels later, I found her book of short stories.There's a really strong Russian-influence in this story. Well, Russia and Eastern Europe. It really does make me want to learn Russian, but I have other classes th [...]


  • Synia

    This short story collection was interesting because it showed the ugly side of the sentimentality and romanticism that is usually heralded in Ibbotson's work, which is to say adultery. One of the draws of the other Ibbotson novels is that people can have their happily ever after without destroying existing marriages or abandoning their kids in the process, selfish cheaters being one of the main reasons I often avoid romance novels. It's my least favorite fiction motif and it was a bit of a downe [...]


  • Naomi

    The short stories in “A Glove Shop In Vienna and Other Stories” are the perfect length for a few spare minutes. Not only are they a great length, but I love the stories themselves. Each one deals with some type of love, family situation, and choices we make. Ibbotson does a great job keeping the ideals of each time period that she writes about current to that time or explaining it if she doesn't. Her references to Freud, musicians, poetry, and sciences added delightful extras to her already [...]


  • Angie Taylor

    This is a collection of some really fun short stories. Eva Ibbotson does a fantastic job of capturing human nature at it's fullest with each character presented in these short stories. I liked some better than others for their moral teachings, and disliked some for their moral teachings, however her stories are really enjoyable. Her heroines are a little too perfect, but they are totally likeable and quirky, and make for some very entertaining reading. She is also a fantastic young readers and a [...]


  • Emma

    I first came to Eva Ibbotson after reading her book The Star of Kazan, and I have to admit I was apprehensive about reading her short stories as I believed that one couldn't get as attached to the characters. However, I was thoroughly enchanted by each story in the book. It is my go to book for happy endings!


  • Maureen E

    These were all short stories by Ibbotson. Unfortunately, I felt that most of them were too short, that without the length of a novel, there was no chance to really get to know and love the characters and so I didn’t feel any payoff from the resolutions. [Mar. 2011]


  • Rushda

    exactly the syrupy-sweet European romances and stories of wide-eyed, wonderstruck children that you expect (and love) from Eva Ibbotson


  • Lorrie

    ok I'm a hopeless romantic! My favorites were; a rose in amazonia, the great carp ferdinand, and theatre street.


  • Barb Bailey

    This volume of short stories was an easy read. Most of the stories I enjoyed but several were predicitable. I actually would give this book 3 1/2 stars if possible.


  • Jennifer Heise

    A collection of Ibbotson's short romantic fiction for ladies' magazines. Like a box of petit-fours. Sweet, soft, gentle and nostalgic. :)


  • EllieDynek

    Wow! Another fantastic book from Eva Ibbotson, what an eclectic and delightful collection of romantic novellas that inspire such warmth and happiness from every one of her readers.


  • Michelle

    I am not usually a short story fan, but this collection was really interesting and each individual story was satisfying. She didn't leave me hanging.


  • Karla

    A real mixed bag for me. Some stories I hated, some I loved, and some were just okay.


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