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  • Published: [New York] : Speak/Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: 383 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780142408650 (pbk.) :
  • 0142408654 (pbk.) :


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A countess below stairs

by Ibbotson, Eva.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: West Teen

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After the Russian Revolution turns her world upside down, Anna, a young Russian countess, has no choice but to flee to England. Penniless, Anna hides her aristocratic background and takes a job as a servant in the household of the esteemed Westerholme family. Anna is overwhelmed by her new duties, and her instant attraction to Rupert, the handsome Earl of Westerholme. To make matters worse, Rupert appears to be falling for her as well. As their attraction grows stronger, Anna finds it more and more difficult to keep her most dearly held secrets from unraveling. Then there's the small matter of Rupert's beautiful and nasty finacée.....

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Pleasant read

A pleasant read for fans of Downton Abbey lovers. Lots of upstairs/downstairs shenanigans and class confusion. Anna's perfection (even when she makes mistakes, she's just so gosh darn nice and wonderful about it) did get a little tedious at some points but she's a nice girl and it's hard not to root for her. Fairly well written, though Ibbotson tends to jump between characters an awful lot, and without a whole lot of warning.


I like this book. I'm planning on reading Eva Ibbotson's other books soon.

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