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A Company of Swans

Looking for beautiful books? Books by Eva Ibbotson. And one more gripe in this area: And as is very much the usual case with Ibbotson, the side characters are memorably and delightfully drawn, from young Henry, whom Harriet befriends, to the imperious but so understandable Simonova, the aging star of ibbotdon ballet company.

View all 7 comments. We even saw a coatimundi. Ibbotson had intended to be a physiologist, but was put off by the amount of animal testing that she would have to do. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I felt like her life began to revolve around the guy, and she was a bit obsessive. Though the tragedy of Harriet’s past was laid on a little thick, I did sympathize with her.

A Company of Swans – Wikipedia

Ten years later, she published her first novel, The Great Ghost Rescue. Self-exiled from England and his envious half-brother and, more to the point, from his brother’s wife, Rom’s fickle lost loveRom is everything a hero should be: A slip of a girl Still, a good author can make even the most bare bones scaffolding look like that opera house.


A Company of Swans is a historical romance novel published in by Eva Ibbotson. Created to make women swoon, he nevertheless provides no useful attributes to be swooned over. Brom protects her virtue, she lets him, and in the end he can present her to father perfectly well and request her hand in marriage.

The scaffolding of every adult book by Eva Ibbotson is the same: It’s an exciting and tender story with some very admirable characters and some very laughable ones. At eighteen years of age, Harriet Jane Morton lived in the attic of her father’s depressive house.

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Almost every minor character is as real and tangible as the major ones. Everyone loves the main character because she is so good and nice and innocent and kind. I needed something sweet, something enchanting, and something with a happily ever after. 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.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson – review

One could call it an attempt to write, in words, a good Viennese waltz! Rhapsody in Books Weblog. 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. However, she is captured by her father.


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That’s just my feelings, of course. She buries her sadness in hard work. In “ruining herself”, she not only ruins any sympathy the reader might have but any virtue that might have attracted Rom in the first place. I almost gave this book three stars because Ms.

And I liked Harriet too, even though she was humble and quiet and good, which is something I usually can’t stand in a heroine. We use cookies to comlany you the best possible experience. Because she is virtuous and got herself in an awkward position or something?

She cares deeply for her friends and associates, and makes those around her BE better people. The love story is wonderful, and I like pf while it’s certainly a main part of the book, Harriet’s dancing – and for that matter, Rom’s business affairs – are important as well. John Verney Brandon, the son of the estate’s owner, reading a book entitled “Amazon Adventure”.

It wasn’t just the acts of adultery that offended and disappointed m I love Eva Ibbotson’s writing. So, yeah, I never really finished this book, just skimmed through – I’m pretty sure it will stay on the never-finished shelf forever.

I needed this delicate romance after the trauma of Mockingjay.