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Suitable for 11 - 18 years

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Product description

Ruth lives a perfect life in the beautiful city of Vienna. She is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But don’t get jealous just yet: her whole world is about to cave in. When Hitler’s troops invade Austria, Ruth’s family (all Jewish) have to flee to London. Only Ruth is left behind – stranded without a passport. Quin, a young professor and family friend, offers to marry her so she can escape to London. He never expects to fall in love with her. But as Ruth throws herself into London life, that’s exactly what happens. And then Heini arrives…

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Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

March 26th, 2015

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Eva Ibbotson


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