A Company of Swans

off the pages It is a pity, I think, on rereading Eva Ibbotson's A Company of Swans
, that I did not stumble across it on its first publication in 1985. In an era that
lacked much of what's now termed 'young adult' literature, the then fifteen-year-
old ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230737884

Category: Fiction

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A Company of Swans is a sweeping tale of romance, freedom and the beauty of dance from award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson, with a new introduction by Joanna Nadin. 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 fiancé have begun to track her down . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess, originally published as A Countess Below Stairs, Magic Flutes, originally published as The Reluctant Heiress, Madensky Square and A Company of Swans.

Which Witch

Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie ... and Other Cautionary Tales The Dragonfly
Pool Journey to the River Sea The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of
Swans Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Which Witch? is a brilliantly witty tale of magic and marriage by Eva Ibbotson, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 'Find me a witch!' cried Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North. Arriman has decided to marry. His wife must be a witch of the darkest powers – but which witch will she be? To find the most fiendish, he holds a spell-casting competition. Glamorous Madame Olympia performs the terrifying Symphony of Death and conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats. The magic of gentle Belladonna, the white witch, goes hopelessly wrong. She produces perfumed flowers instead of snakes. And bats roost in her golden hair instead of becoming blood-sucking vampires. Poor Belladonna longs to be an evil enchantress – but how? 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' - Philip Pullman.

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie . . . and Other Cautionary Tales The Dragonfly
Pool Journey to the River Sea The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of
Swans Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477819

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Beasts of Clawstone Castle is a fantastically spooky adventure from the author of Dial a Ghost, Eva Ibbotson. 'We need proper ghosts,' said Ned, 'really scary ones with heads that come off and daggers in their chests!' When Madlyn and her younger brother Rollo arrive at crumbling Clawstone Castle, they can see that emergency action is needed before Clawstone falls down completely. With the help of a team of homeless, scary ghosts –including a one-eyed skeleton and Brenda the Bloodstained Bride – they hatch a spooky plan to get the money rolling in. But with a sinister scientist on the loose, money might not be enough to save the mysterious beasts of Clawstone Castle . . .

The Dragonfly Pool

Journey to the River Sea The Dragonfly Pool The Star of Kazan For older readers
A Company of Swans A Song for Summer Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The
Secret Countess MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS 22 First published 2008 by
 ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230737914

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 397

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The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson is an enchanting tale of friendship and determination during the Second World War, from the author of The Star of Kazan. Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and an exciting school trip to the beautiful and luscious kingdom of Bergania whisks Tally into an unexpected adventure . . . will she be able to save her new friend, Prince Karil, before it's too late?

Magic Flutes

Eva Ibbotson. Also by Eva Ibbotson for adult readers: A Song for Summer The
Secret Countess A Company of Swans The Morning Gift Madensky Square A
Gloveshop in Vienna First published in Great Britain 1982 by Century Publishing
Co.

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330505321

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Sweeping across countries, class and music, Eva Ibboton's classic historical romance, Magic Flutes, is a richly imagined tale of intrigue and identity, with a new introduction from Harriet Evans. In the spring of 1922, young Austrian Princess Theresa-Maria – known to her ancient aunts as 'Putzerl' – abandons her crumbling castle and her royal duties. Disguising herself simply as Tessa, she enrolls as under wardrobe mistress of the International Opera Company and soon loses herself in the intoxicating world of the Viennese opera. But when Guy Farne, an Englishman looking to impress his new fiance, arrives in Austria and employs the Company to perform at his newly purchased Austrian estate, he finds himself fascinated by the under wardrobe mistress, and Tessa finds it increasingly difficult to keep her two lives separate . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer, The Secret Countess (originally published as A Countess Below Stairs), Madensky Square and A Company of Swans. Magic Flutes was originally published as The Reluctant Heiress.

Madensky Square

Eva Ibbotson. BY EVA. IB BOTS ON A Countess Below Stairs Magic Flutes A
Glove Shop In Vienna A Company of Swans Eva Ibbotson MADENSKY SQUARE
PAN BOOKS First published 1988 by By Eva Ibbotson.

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447214380

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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A whip-smart observation of the passions and tragedies behind daily life, Eva Ibbotson's Madensky Square is a classic snapshot of Viennese life before WWI, with a new introduction from Laura Wood. Susanna Weber's dress shop stands in the picturesque Madensky Square, a quiet little world of its own, nestled in the heart of glittering pre-war Vienna. As the winter of 1910 unfurls into spring, Susanna starts a journal about life in the Square, about the buildings and their colourful inhabitants. There's Frau Schumacher, with six daughters and a baby on the way, Professor Starsky and his menagerie of sickly reptiles, an aging bookseller, a teenaged Anarchist, and little Sigi – an orphaned child prodigy forced to play the piano all day, every day. And then there's her dear friend Alice, the only person who has noticed the heartbreak that hides beneath Susanna's brisk kindness and brilliant talent . . . Discover more of Eva Ibbotson's sweeping historical romances in Magic Flutes, The Morning Gift, The Secret Countess, A Song for Summer and A Company of Swans, all with brand new introductions.

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea The Dragonfly Pool The Star of Kazan For older readers
A Company of Swans A Song for Summer Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The
Secret Countess With a foreword by Michael Morpurgo MACMILLAN
CHILDREN'S ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477444

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

The Morning Gift

Eva Ibbotson. Books by Eva Ibbotson A Company of Swans Magic Flutes The
Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer First published in Great
Britain 1993 by Random Century Group.

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477376

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

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A richly imagined story of unexpected love, independence, and belonging – The Morning Gift is a classic WWII romance from Eva Ibbotson, with an introduction from Sarra Manning. Eighteen-year-old Ruth lives in the sparkling city of Vienna with her family, where she delights in its music, energy and natural beauty. She is wildly in love with the brilliant young pianist Heini Radik and can't wait until they are married. But Ruth's world is turned upside down when the Nazis invade Austria and her family are forced to flee to England, and through a devastating misunderstanding she is left behind. Her only hope to escape Vienna comes from Quin, a young English professor, who unexpectedly offers her a marriage of convenience to bring her back to London. Ruth throws herself into her new life – but a secret marriage is more difficult than she expected, especially as she and Quin find themselves drawn together. 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess.

The Secret of Platform 13

Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie . . . and Other Cautionary Tales The Dragonfly
Pool Journey to the River Sea The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of
Swans Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477697

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . . It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued. Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea. 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman

The Secret Countess

Escape to the Past with this Classic Romance Eva Ibbotson. Also by Eva
Ibbotson for adult readers: A Song for Summer The Morning Gift Magic Flutes A
Company of Swans Madensky Square A Gloveshop in Vienna For Jane.

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230226036

Category: Fiction

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As WWI draws to a close, a love affair that stretches across countries, families and class begins, in master storyteller Eva Ibbotson's classic historical romance, with an introduction from Amanda Craig. Anna Grazinsky, a young Russian countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to help her family in any way possible, and she is soon hired as a housemaid at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion. Then Rupert, the young Earl, returns home from the war and is fascinated by his new housemaid, and the more time they spend together the more they feel inexplicably drawn together. But they can never be together; Rupert is already engaged and Anna is only a servant . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess, originally published as A Countess Below Stairs.

Monster Mission

Let Sleeping SeaMonsters Lie . . . and Other Cautionary Tales The Dragonfly
Pool Journey to the River Sea The Star of Kazan For older readers A Company of
Swans Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477789

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Monster Mission by Eva Ibbotson is a fun fantasy adventure full of fantastical creatures and mythical monsters! 'We must kidnap some children,' announced Aunt Etta. 'Young, strong ones. It will be dangerous, but it must be done.' Three children are stolen and taken to a bizarre island, which is home to some extraordinary creatures – including mermaids, selkies and the legendary kraken. The island is the base for a very mysterious mission. But the magical adventure is cut short when the island is suddenly under siege. Can the children save themselves and their new friends? 'Funny, gripping, charming and completely irresistible' - Amanda Craig

The Star of Kazan

Journey to the River Sea The Dragonfly Pool The Star of Kazan For older readers
A Company of Swans A Song for Summer Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The
Secret Countess MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS First published 2004 by ...

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 405

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Eva Ibbotson's hugely entertaining The Star of Kazan is a timeless classic for readers young and old. In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there, but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her. And sure enough, one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door. After years of guilt and searching, Annika's mother has come to claim her daughter, who is in fact a Prussian aristocrat whose true home is a great castle. But at crumbling, spooky Spittal, Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her new-found family . . .

The Four Swans

... Caroline was not well. Demelza hoped it was not frustration. Ross's frustrations
, though of a different kind, continued. It was no pleasure, he said to Demelza, to
command a company of slackers. Yet if he left the Volunteers and joined the.

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330524254

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

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The Four Swans is the masterful sixth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1795-1797. Although Ross Poldark – now something of a war hero – seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wife Demelza. All four women – the four swans – whose lives touch Ross’s, face a crisis in these years. For his wife Demelza, his old love Elizabeth, his friend’s new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth these are times of stress and conflict. The Four Swans is followed by the seventh book in the Poldark series, The Angry Tide.

The Every day Book and Table Book

... of France had of shipwreck they meet swans , ” that “ he set footing here , and
took some eminent uses not his strength ... company of Swans more than
ordinary my self ) on the same Day ; and have gathered together at his royal
highness's ...

Author: William Hone

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000107768

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Children into Swans

... followers, a company of a thousand men and women. During the three
hundred years that this population inhabited Ireland, they bravely fought against
the evil Fomorians, but eventually the descendants of Partholón's people all
succumbed ...

Author: Jan Beveridge

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773596177

Category: Literary Criticism

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Fairy tales are alive with the supernatural - elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, as well as witches with magic wands and sorcerers who cast spells and enchantments. Children into Swans examines these motifs in a range of ancient stories. Moving from the rich period of nineteenth-century fairy tales back as far as the earliest folk literature of northern Europe, Jan Beveridge shows how long these supernatural features have been a part of storytelling, with ancient tales, many from Celtic and Norse mythology, that offer glimpses into a remote era and a pre-Christian sensibility. The earliest stories often show significant differences from what we might expect. Elves mingle with Norse gods, dwarfs belong to a proud clan of magician-smiths, and fairies are shape-shifters emerging from the hills and the sea mist. In story traditions with roots in a pre-Christian imagination, an invisible other world exists alongside our own. From the lost cultures of a thousand years ago, Children into Swans opens the door on some of the most extraordinary worlds ever portrayed in literature - worlds that are both starkly beautiful and full of horrors.

Stalking the Black Swan

This chapter describes how to monitor a company's message for signs of internal
contradiction, echoing the concept of cognitive dissonance discussed in Chapter
... With hindsight, Black Swans may seem simple. Beforehand, it is not clear ...

Author: Kenneth A. Posner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231521677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard many of which were caught in the subprime mortgage and capital markets crisis of 2007. While extreme volatility is nothing new in finance, the recent downturn caught many off guard, indicating that the traditional approach to decision making had let them down. Introducing a new framework for handling and evaluating extreme risk, Posner draws on years of experience to show how decision makers can best cope with the "Black Swans" of our time. Posner's shrewd assessment combines the classic fundamental research approach of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd with more recent developments in cognitive science, computational theory, and quantitative finance. He outlines a probabilistic approach to decision making that involves forecasting across a range of scenarios, and he explains how to balance confidence, react accurately to fast-breaking information, overcome information overload, zero in on the critical issues, penetrate the information asymmetry shielding corporate executives, and integrate the power of human intuition with sophisticated analytics. Emphasizing the computational resources we already have at our disposal our computers and our minds Posner offers a new track to decision making for analysts, investors, traders, corporate executives, risk managers, regulators, policymakers, journalists, and anyone who faces a world of extreme volatility.

Dying Swans and Madmen

de Valois' British company was presented by impresario Sol Hurok, who had long
been a supporter of ballet as popular entertainment but who had lately been
having some bad luck with the companies he handled in the United States.

Author: Adrienne L. McLean

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813544670

Category: Performing Arts

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From mid-twentieth-century films such as Grand Hotel, Waterloo Bridge, and The Red Shoes to recent box-office hits including Billy Elliot, Save the Last Dance, and The Company, ballet has found its way, time and again, onto the silver screen and into the hearts of many otherwise unlikely audiences. In Dying Swans and Madmen, Adrienne L. McLean explores the curious pairing of classical and contemporary, art and entertainment, high culture and popular culture to reveal the ambivalent place that this art form occupies in American life. Drawing on examples that range from musicals to tragic melodramas, she shows how commercial films have produced an image of ballet and its artists that is associated both with joy, fulfillment, fame, and power and with sexual and mental perversity, melancholy, and death. Although ballet is still received by many with a lack of interest or outright suspicion, McLean argues that these attitudes as well as ballet's popularity and its acceptability as a way of life and a profession have often depended on what audiences first learned about it from the movies.

The Ahilist

He had been told that on campus they had commissioned a company to supply
swans to populate their numerous ponds. It seems that the swans would bully
other birds that tried to inhabit their watery home, especially geese. Geese were ...

Author: Terry Brazier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496915092

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Identical twins, separated at birth, find themselves on a collision course with survival as the prize. Brett Stark made a hasty decision in his youth to join the secret Society of Ahilists that promised untold wealth—but at what cost? Because of Brett’s psychopathic personality resulting from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors, he’s driven by his lack of any conscience, his sexual appetite, and his lack of empathy for those around him to use his power and wealth to finance crime and murder on the streets of Chicago. In order for Brett to beat the “dead by forty” promise he’d made to the Society, he must switch places with his twin brother. It won’t be easy, though, as his brother is Detective Barry Farnsworth of the Chicago Police Department. A tapestry of psychology, suspense, romance and fantasy direct the plot to its dramatic and surprising conclusion.

The Affinity and Consaguinity of My Swans

ANCESTOR ' S SERVICES My ancestor ' s services in assisting in the
establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were
as follows : Richard Swan was a private in Cape . James Cowden ' s Company of
the ...

Author: L. Penny Fauskee

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89066359332

Category:

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