Spring, 1922 Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess -- who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairytale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way. But secret lives can be complicated. When a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage,Tessa's two lives collide -- and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny...
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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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Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312504098
Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312504098