The Secret Countess

Swoon-to-the-floor gorgeous. A gripping, dreamy tale of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Anna is a pretty young countess from the glittering city of St Petersburg. Her home? An ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But then revolution tears Russia apart, leaving her family as penniless refugees in England. Anna needs a job – any job. So she finds work as a maid in an Earl’s grand mansion. Here, she charms both family and staff with her warmth and hard work. Until the young Earl returns home from the war… and Anna falls hopelessly in love. They can never be together. Rupert is already engaged. And anyway, Anna is only a servant. Or so everybody thinks…

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    Eva Ibbotson

    Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books including Journey to the River Sea.


    Eva has twice been awarded the Smarties Book Prize, for Journey to the River Sea and The Star of Kazan, and was awarded the Independent Bookseller’s Book Prize for One Dog and His Boy in 2012.

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