Eva Ibbotson





Eva Ibbotson

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born
in Vienna, Austria
January 21, 1925

died
October 20, 2010

gender
female

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Eva Ibbotson (born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner, 1925, Vienna, Austria) 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 1960's. Ibbotson was widowed with three sons and a daughter.

Ibottson began writing with the television...more


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More books by Eva Ibbotson…
“It's true that adventures are good for people even when they are very young. Adventures can get in a person's blood even if he doesn't remember having them. ”
Eva Ibbotson, The Secret of Platform 13

“And so they played some of the world's loveliest piano music - the exiled homesick girl, the humiliated, tired old man. Not properly. Better than that.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs

“When you're sad, my Little Star, go out of doors. It's always better underneath the open sky.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs

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