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Harriet then runs away by pretending to visit her friend Miss Betsy Fairfield, off the visit at the last minute without her aunt’s knowledge. You are commenting using your Facebook account. She is no better than his previous women. Works by Eva Ibbotson.

A Company of Swans

I don’t feel like I need to say more on this topic. Of course, she’s not allowed to go, but after a visit with compaany Henry, t A Company fo Swans is official my second favorite Eva Ibbotson book, and it is a close second indeed. Well, it’s not that bad, but this brings me to my next problem, which is the handling of the sexual tension. Defying her father’s wishes and n For nineteen-year-old Harriet Morton, life in Cambridge is as dry and dull as a biscuit.

Her only joy is taking ballet at the Sonia Lavarre Academy of Dance.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson – review

That’s just my feelings, of course. It jarred me every time I read tutorials.


fompany And on that note. A comfort, escapist read can never be underestimated. I also disliked his treatment of Harriet’s father at the end.

This book takes us on a journey, along with Harriet, as she leaves her sheltered life in London to join a touring ballet company as they I was almost certain that I had found swahs favourite Ibbotson novel when I read Magic Flutes, but then A Company of Swans came along and proved me wrong.

Asininely pleased at being a ruined woman? It comes as no surprise then that when Dubrov selects Harriet out of all the girls, she’d willing defy her father’s wishes to join them in South America. I honestly thought she wrote just stories with magical elements in them and the covers I have on the shelf are cutesy-cutesy. Her fiction for adults includes three other enjoyable novels that qualify as romances — A Countess Below StairsThe Morning Giftand Magic Flutes — as well as the somewhat less qualified Madensky Square and a book of short stories.

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It just isn’t believable. Harriet and Rom were destined to be soulmates. My aim is to produce books that are light, humorous, even a little erudite, but secure in their happy endings. She was an insipid, sweet fairy-tale heroine for most of the book.

Evidently writers find that the whole mysterious, moody hero meets naive and vulernable heroine in an over-sentimentalized plot sells quite well in the mass market. Even though it isher Father refuses to send his intelligent daughter to college and even withdrew her from boarding school after the subject was brought up. I think I will enjoy them!! You are commenting using your Twitter account.


If you look past the age gap, this is quite a sweet story.

And, as with Cinderella, Harriet is offered the opportunity to dance her way out of her constricted life, when a Russian impresario visits the ballet class she attends and asks her to join his troupe, which is heading for the Amazon. The book had been in her head for years before she actually wrote it.

There’s only so many ground-breaking, out-of-your-box books you can read consecutively.

The only reason I gave this ibotson fairy tale four stars was because of view spoiler [several instances with a lack of communication between the MCs. To a freedom unlike any she had known before. Aug 14, Merritt rated it it was ok.

Because she is swanz and got herself in an awkward position or something? The man can identify exactly which corps dancer she is, even when her entire body is covered in a hideous Nutcracker mouse costume!