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I’m not talking about him owning his daughter or anything. It was in class that she saw Maximus–the darling of the gallery–sweating, exhausted, crying out with the pain of a wrenched muscle. The romantic lead, as so often happened in romances written in that particular day and age sfell in love with her instantly, and then just as promptly decided that I’m such a fan of Ibbotson’s children’s books, that I didn’t like this one came as a surprise and a disappointment to me.

This book takes us on a journey, along with Harriet, as she leaves her sheltered life in London to join a touring ballet company as they I was almost certain that I had found my favourite Ibbotson novel when I read Magic Flutes, but then A Company of Swans came along and proved me wrong. Notify me of new posts via email.

These books, set primarily in the Austrian countryside, display the author’s love for nature and all things natural. Works by Eva Ibbotson.

Mar 21, AlixJamie rated it did not like it. Harriet returns to Manaus to say goodbye to the ballet company as they leave for the next stop on the tour, and returns to Rom’s house to find Henry waiting for her there, who informs her that his mother plans to marry Rom.


I found it in the YA section at my local bookstore After that chapter or so I lost all the respect I had carefully built up for Harriet.

After various machinations she manages to reach the troupe in London and sail with them to Brazil. Frankly, quite a surprising disappointment.

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I’m utterly thrilled that there are a handful more similar books by this author yet to be read. The plot was also driven by a number of freak coincidences, dubious motivations, and inconsistent character development.

Jan 25, Brillare rated it did not like it Shelves: I don’t quite know what to do with this little book. It’s part believable YA historical novel, and part Harlequinesque romance.

He is like any other ‘token hero’ and will quickly disappear from my memory. Books by Eva Ibbotson. A o, Edward Finch-Dutton gave himself the goal o At eighteen years of age, Harriet Jane Morton lived in the attic of her father’s depressive house.

Professor Morton tells Harriet that going to South America is too dangerous.

By far the worst Ibbotson book I’ve read to date. I loved this book. Her only solace is ballet class.

My mind is still trying to work this one out. There’s only so many ground-breaking, out-of-your-box books you can read consecutively.

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Even for Edward Finch-Dutton. Retrieved from ” https: If you look past the age gap, this is ibboteon a sweet story. But in thinking about it later, I realized that the heroine had a great deal of Fanny Price in her–emotionally abused, sensitive to beauty and to grace. And the effervescent yet serious seedling, Rom.


I love the way that even in the first short line of the book, Eva Ibbotson manages to suggest both unseen lecturing voices and Harriet’s reluctance acquiesence – There was no lovelier view in England, Compny knew this. 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.

The romantic lead, as so often happened in romances written in that particular ibbotsob and age sfell in love with her instantly, and then just as promptly decided ibbotsoj she needed protecting and sheltering.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. First published in the U. That’s just my feelings, of course. Seeing the meeting with Henry as a serendipitous, almost fairy-tale-like coincidence, Harriet is now determined to escape her family and join the ballet company on the trip to Manaus.