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A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories by Eva Ibbotson
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Feb 26, 11

Read in February, 2011

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.
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“Dostoyevsky was her brother, Victorian children's books her passion and though she lived, when in funds, mainly on avocado pears, she took her bath each night with a different cookery book.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Glove Shop in Vienna and Other Stories


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