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Her books are imaginative and humorous, and most of them feature magical creatures and places, despite the fact that she disliked thinking about the supernatural, and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers’ fear of such things.

Notify me of new posts via email. The love story is wonderful, and I like that 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. Twice, yes, he is a rake.

A Company of Swans — All About Romance

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Instead, as the daughter of an elderly and dogmatic Cambridge don — who raises her with the ibbotwon of her equally repressive spinster aunt — Harriet has very little joy to her existence. Sep 02, Karen ibbtoson it really liked it Shelves: I also disliked his treatment of Harriet’s father at the end. However, she is captured by her father. This book has a lot of whimsy and is just so FUN and yet moving at the same time. Defying her father’s wishes and narrowly escaping the clutches of the man who wishes to marry her, Harriet sneaks off to join the ballet on their journey to the Amazon.


A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson

She then recalls Rom, and decides to travel to Manaus to enlist his help. It takes real dva to use the same basic book plots repeatedly and still make the story charming and lovely. I loved this book.

A Company of Swans. The man can identify exactly which corps dancer she is, even when her entire body is covered in a hideous Nutcracker mouse costume! After that chapter or so I lost all the respect I had carefully built up for Harriet.

I figured I could zip through the tangled beginning, pretend to enjoy the foreseeable misunderstandings, and conclude with a satisfied off by the end.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson – review

Book ratings by Goodreads. Ibbotson creates a whole cast of dancers – each a complete character study, such as Marie-Claude. It is and Harriet Morton, 18, whose mother died when she was two, lives in Cambridge, England with her much older, narrow-minded, and unloving father, as well as his sister, her Aunt Louisa, who resents Harriet and treats her poorly.


I think it came out in the eighties, but it has a thirties feel, though it’s set in Edwardian times, just before WW I. Harriet promises that, should she make it to the Amazon, she will do so.

The story follows Harriet Morton, the strictly reared daughter of a Cambridge professor. It’s funny, witty and refreshing.

To ask other readers questions about A Company of Swansplease sign up. Turns out, her stupidity goes even farther. However, I am a sucker for a book, any book, and particularly for a highly recommended book. June 9, Publication Date: I will definitely keep her other swahs in mind as well because I like a good happy story once in a while.

View all 3 comments. She did not start writing adult fiction until late in life compan, when she did, set a high goal for herself.

A Company of Swans

You are commenting using your Facebook account. All these and other ‘but’s’ decided about my rating. I wouldn’t have read it except that Chara was so insistent that this was her favorite Ibbbotson book she had ever read which, considering she has read all of two, only says so much.