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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! 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. You know what makes a better book with a less traumatic ending for everyone involved? Ballet plays a very important role in this book, it’s what allows Harriet to finally escape from her overbearing parents.

Eva Ibbotson born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner was a British novelist specializing in romance and children’s fantasy. It was in class that she saw Maximus–the oc of the gallery–sweating, exhausted, crying out with the pain of a wrenched muscle. I admired her innocence, enjoyed the detail of ballet life and the intricate and laugh-inducing writing.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson – review

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. I don’t know; I’m thinking it was probably a combination. That’s what makes it easy for Ibbotson to tug so hard at my heartstrings both then, and now when things go wrong – badly wrong. All these and other ‘but’s’ decided about my rating. Why would a hardened man ten years her senior fall faithfully, eternally, and deeply in love with her?


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She then recalls Rom, and decides to travel to Manaus to enlist his help. There is much to say for and against authors who could be called formulaic.

But I did appreciate the chicken feather and what it signified. Usually the heroine will have an appropriately pitiful and tragic past, from which only the hero can redeem her, I don’t quite know what to do with this little book. The book is dedicated to Patricia Veryan. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Sep 18, Sherwood Smith added it Shelves: Forced to abandon the ballet to avoid Edward, Harriet takes refuge in Rom’s house, where, at her request, they become lovers.

After Harriet has given up all hope, Rom finally tracks her down, having been searching since the day she disappeared. To ask other readers questions about A Company of Swansplease sign up. Obviously, simply to jab a hat-pin into such an old gentleman would not have been correct.

He’s sweet but slightly strange at the beginning with his snapping of butterfly necks but turns into an idiot once he matches wits She was an insipid, sweet fairy-tale heroine for most of the book. Harriet, the heroine, could as easily be talking as Rom, the hero, except Harriet is inevitably doubting herself, while Rom is inevitably expounding on how perfect Harriet is.


But again, no complaints — the story is pleasurable regardless. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

I also loved that Ibbotson explains the plots of the ballets they are performing. Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September It frustrates me to no end, given that I like her characters and wish they could act in a dignified manner. That is, absolutely they are predictable but each one of them is still a joy.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson

It just didn’t ring true to me, and I couldn’t quite cheer on the romance when I felt like it was off on a wrong footing, though at the same time I read giddily along knowing that somehow a happy ending would come about.

Professor Morton and Aunt Louisa lock Harriet in the house as punishment for many months. Perhaps I would have at least liked him I mean, she’s his underage daughter.