In questo romanzo niente e ciò che sembra. Anna, la nuova domestica dell'antica magione di Mersham, cerca di nascondere le sue nobili origini dietro a una cuffietta e un grembiule inamidato. Rupert, il conte di Westerholme, sta per sposare Muriel, ma è segretamente innamorato di Anna. Muriel, all'apparenza fidanzata buona e devota, è una meschina arrampicatrice sociale e sostenitrice di teorie proto-naziste. Per fortuna anche Proom, l'irreprensibile maggiordomo, non è cosi ligio al dovere come ci si aspetterebbe... Età di lettura: da 9 anni.
- ISBN: 8884519837
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 324
Final review, first posted on www.FantasyLiterature.com (not that this is a fantasy novel, but Ibbotson also wrote a lot of fantasy): As a Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for historical novels in that mold, with manners, a little romance and lots of deliciously w Leggi tutto
I love Eva Ibbotson, and I nearly always think her characters are delightful and her stories lovely. That was true for this book as well. I frequently recommend her books to my enthusiastic readers and to parents reading aloud with their elementary-aged children. She's my favorite of all the authors Leggi tutto
The only reason it's 2 stars is because it was a semi-interesting plot. However... HOLY COMMAS, BATMAN! The woman does not know how to write a normal sentence unless it's dialogue. She'd have these sentences with about 10 (no joke, I counted one) modifying phrases all contained within commas. It was s Leggi tutto
Nothing is more depressing then the dreaded "Reader Slump" that not even your favorite authors can pull you out of. That was me, just floating along after reading back to back amazing books, everything just sorta fell flat for me. That is by chance I stumbled on A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbo
This is one of my favorite romances with one of my all-time favorite authors. No bodice ripping, panting, squirming lady parts, etc, just a sweet, witty, well-written and often humorous romance with a great hero and heroine and a cast of secondary characters that add depth to the story. Anna ‘You will Leggi tutto
I found myself not really giving a shit what happened to Anna. It's frustrating when an author writes a completely perfect character - Anna was an unspoiled, gracious child, and is a captivating, gracious adult. Everyone cannot help but be drawn to her beautiful spirit and beautiful face. Except for Leggi tutto
Well, I must say this. I should thank Rane for recommending and giving this book such a nice review. If not for her, this book would still be in my to-read-list. To be totally honest, I prefer books written in a conversational type (examples are Julia Quinn, Sidney Sheldon and Thea Harrison books) T Leggi tutto
A solid 4.25 star book! Such wonderful writing by this new to me author. I soaked in each and every word, every turn of phrase happily. She ought to be writing 'heavier' stuff. Not have her work placed along with the other contemporarily written anachronistic and modern HRs! I read it about a month ag Leggi tutto
Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com Anna Grazinsky is a member of the Russian aristocracy, or White Russians, during the Russian Revolution. Her family is forced to flee from their comfortable life in Russia to England, where they are safe from the revolutionaries. But in England, the Grazi Leggi tutto
I enjoyed this... familiar romance tropes, but intelligently applied, and with a keen sense of time and place and detail from an angle less and less known, I suspect, to many younger 21st C. American readers. The tale does not feel to me to be about events of a whole century ago, but I realize somew Leggi tutto
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