An enchanting love story set in the Amazon, by the award-winning and bestselling author of Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson. Eva Ibbotson – A Company of Swans – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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There is also an elaborate sub-pl I was astonished by this book because I don’t think I’ve ever actually read anything like it, where the heroine really does wait around passively until a man saves her. Then the heroine’s decision made sense, her angry, desperate grasp at joy.

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I couldn’t agree with the morals in the books. I found it in the YA section at my local compay By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. About finding it somewhere you least expected it, about returning to it again after you thought all was lost.

A Company of Swans — All About Romance

Defying her father’s oc and n For nineteen-year-old Harriet Morton, life in Cambridge is as dry and dull as a biscuit. Eva Ibbotson is such a wonderful writer! HistoricalRomance novel. She is no better than his previous women. Trivia About A Company of Swans. But, even without all that, it remains that, I really liked Harriet.


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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. Henry, who has inherited part of the estate from Inbotson, intends to return to Follina, Rom’s home in the Amazon, and fulfill his dream of becoming an explorer.

See 1 question about A Company of Swans…. Harriet Morton lives in Cambridge with her widowed father, the overprotective Professor Morton who teaches Classics at the Universityand her controlling Aunt Louisa, who wishes her to marry an uninteresting entomology professor named Edward Finch-Dutton. I think, for me, ibbotsln book was a case of the right book at the right time.

But again, no complaints — the story is pleasurable regardless. And the romance in this book is more fully explored than in the others by Ibbotson, and so enchantingly!

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. 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.

The adventure part of this or delightful, the battle of wits between the dancers and Harriet’s pursuers fun and charming, the descriptions of the Amazon vivid. A Company of Swans did exactly what I thought it would: I used to laugh when Jess ranted about love at first sight but in this book I think my dear friend would have an excellent point. A Company of Swans is official my second favorite Eva Ibbotson book, and it cojpany a close second indeed. This book took me on such a journey, and the romance in this one completely won me over.


A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson – review

In the Amazon, she meets Rom, an incredibly wealthy man with swsns sad past I liked that she was Good. About rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges. Professor Morton and Aunt Louisa explain that they’re punishing Harriet for her own good and they’re trying to protect her. Obviously, simply to jab a hat-pin into such an old gentleman would not have been correct.

The deeply dead elasmobranch lay in a large dish with a waxed bottom, pins spearing the flaps of its rough and spotted skin. He forces her father to give his permission, intimidating him in front of his students, who then rebel against their most boring teacher.

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. Book ratings by Goodreads. Her stuffy father and her opressive aunt Louisa allow her only one outlet: Was it all due to the writer being born in ?