A boarding-school trip takes eleven-year-old Tally to an exotic kingdom where she finds adventure, romance and a handsome prince
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels for both adults and children have been published around the world. Her books have also won and been shortlisted for many prizes. Eva lives in Newcastle.