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Her only solace is ballet class.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson – review

The book is dedicated to Patricia Veryan. Oh well, next time. However, I am a sucker fo a book, any book, and particularly for a highly recommended book. I heartily recommend this romance and am looking forward to more from this author! Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband who had died just before she wrote ita former compsny.

I also disliked his treatment of Harriet’s father at the end. Meaning age 12ish or above? My aim is to produce books that are light, humorous, even a little erudite, but secure in their happy comlany.

Oh, and always remember, happiness comes from boys. Escaping from her father, her insect-obsessed intended, and England in general, she sails to the Amazon and into another life.

What a crazy idea, I know. I love Eva Ibbotson’s writing. Which, sadly, could have been avoided by cutting those most unnecessary scenes. But still, I like The lyrical words. I confess I don’t know much about it, my semester was spent compayn at Oxford. It’s funny, witty and refreshing.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson

Seeing the meeting with Henry as a serendipitous, almost fairy-tale-like coincidence, Harriet is now determined to escape her family and join the ballet company on the trip to Manaus. Why should the reader consider him as eternally faithful to Harriet?


She cares deeply for her friends and associates, and makes those around her BE better people. But the romance, the part where love makes you better and more, was great. To view it, click here. I admired her innocence, enjoyed the detail of ballet life and the intricate and laugh-inducing writing.

It doesn’t matter how often I read this book roughly once a yearor how many times I bite my lip while muttering “Big girls don’t cry; big girls don’t cry”I cry. It’s an exciting and tender story with some very admirable characters and some very laughable ones.

Yep, this girl had PTSD bigtime, so of course she’d fall right ibotson with the body-torturing effort that dance was back then, when they didn’t understand how the human body works. For example, scenes of lovemaking are done in a very sweet way and not graphic, but the ultimate message is probably not one that conservative parents would want their children to read about and those readers looking for a “clean” read should go elsewhere.

One knows instantly that Edward Finch-Dutton is not the man to make Harriet happy. Eva ov away at her home in Newcastle on 20 October Anyway, my biggest issue with this book was the message I got from it.

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A Company of Swans

Eva Ibbotson’s romances half-scandalized me as a teenager, but at least they were generally clean. And the romance was great.

And yet it must be right, surely, to give everything? Abby-Rose Elisa Sparrow There are a couple of mature themes tastefully handled and presented in a tongue-and-cheek manner, but still thereI’d say WAY more YA than middle …more There are a couple of mature themes tastefully handled and presented in a tongue-and-cheek manner, but still thereI’d say WAY more YA than middle grade. The scaffolding of every adult book by Eva Ibbotson is the same: So when Dubrov, leader of a ballet company, comes to her little school to scout talent and deems Harriet worthy of inclusion in the chorus of his company, she is thrilled.

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Rochester, and Harriet was not consistently developed. Mar 21, AlixJamie rated it did not like it.

Harriet claims to be going to stay with a school chum, and joins the Dubrov Ballet Company. A zoologist, Edward Finch-Dutton gave himself the goal o At eighteen years of age, Harriet Jane Morton lived in the attic of her father’s depressive house.

But “A Company of Swans” is not, on the whole, poorly written. That is exactly how it feels.

It’s part believable YA historical novel, and part Harlequinesque romance. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The only reason I gave this adult fairy tale four stars was because of view spoiler [several instances with a lack of communication between the MCs. Sep 10, Holly rated it really liked it Recommended to Holly by: View all 6 comments. See 1 question od A Company of Swans….

I couldn’t connect to an By far the worst Ibbotson book I’ve read to date. A comfort, escapist read can never be underestimated.