A Company of Swans
Written by Eva Ibbotson
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Eva Ibbotson’s Journey to the River Sea is the book that for many will be the most memorable of all the books they read as a child. Like Journey to the River Sea, A Company of Swans is set in the Amazon jungle, and is another book to touch the heart. Oppressed by her mean-spirited father and aunt, teenager Harriet is finally driven to rebel and runs away with a troupe of Russian ballerinas, all the way to the city of Manaus. There she falls in love with another runaway, the handsome Rom. Of course the path of their love is far from straight, and Harriet’s nasty father is determined she won’t escape. A Cinderella story distinguished by Ibbotson’s humour, intelligence and gift for creating unusual but always believable characters this wonderful book is recommended for romantics of all ages. ~ Andrea Reece
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
- Charnell Vevers - 'This books takes you on a journey, along with Harriet, as she leaves her sheltered life in London so that she can join a touring ballet company as they travel the Amazon.'
- Edel Waugh - 'Harriet is a brave and very likeable character who was a lot of fun to read about having all these experiences away from the safety of home especially as her family wanted her back!'
- Catherine Bryce - 'A historical romance story, intimate in places, but well worth reading even if you are not a ballet fan.'
- Hannah Ward - 'If you’re a fan of the ballet this is the book for you.'
- Janet Gilliard - 'As a fan of ballet novels in my childhood I really enjoyed this. Well written and intelligent.'
A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiance have begun to track her down ...
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
More books by Eva Ibbotson
Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
26th March 2015
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