A Company of Swans

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.

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Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230737884

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

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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.

The Company of Swans

Then the hen starts to lose her eggs to predators. She builds her nest and lays her eggs, only to lose them, again and again, days before hatching. Jim Crumley is the author of The Road and the Miles.

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Author: Jim Crumley

Publisher: Harvill Press

ISBN: UVA:X006048253

Category: Swans

Page: 39

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A pair of mute swans struggle against the odds to sustain their life on a wild patch of loch. Then the hen starts to lose her eggs to predators. She builds her nest and lays her eggs, only to lose them, again and again, days before hatching. Jim Crumley is the author of The Road and the Miles.

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 ...

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Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330477758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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Swans Magic Flutes The Morning Gift The Secret Countess A Song for Summer ...

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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.

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 . . .

Father Thames

The right which the king granted allowing these two companies to keep a game
of swans on the River Thames continues to this day . King Edward IV appointed
from his watermen a swan keeper , and each company appointed a swan ...

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Author: G. Elliot Godsave

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073629115

Category: Thames River (England)

Page: 99

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Watch Her Fall

. . At one point in the story, I was almost holding my breath. This is a story of ambition, deception, obsession, control and survival.

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Author: Erin Kelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473680869

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Most ambitious and captivating book to date . . . so thrilling and unexpected that it made my head spin' LISA JEWELL 'Superbly dark, gloriously twisted and utterly seductive - this is Erin Kelly at her mind-bending best' RUTH WARE 'Her plots are the smartest in the industry, but with this one she somehow captured the intense, constrained, sinister world of ballet. I absolutely loved it' GILLIAN MCALLISTER 'Watch Her Fall is not only a cleverly plotted, beautifully written thriller; it is also a mesmerising glimpse behind the curtain into a world few of us will ever see' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'The brilliant Watch Her Fall will take some beating' THE BOOKSELLER Swan Lake is divided into the black acts and the white acts. The Prince is on stage for most of the ballet, but it's the swans audiences flock to see. In early productions, Odette and Odile were performed by two different dancers. These days, it is usual for the same dancer to play both roles. Because of the faultless ballet technique required to master the steps, and the emotional range needed to perform both the virginal Odette and the dark, seductive Odile, this challenging dual role is one of the most coveted in all ballet. Dancers would kill for the part. Ava Kirilova has reached the very top of her profession. After years and years of hard graft, pain and sacrifice as part of the London Russian Ballet Company, allowing nothing else to distract her, she is finally the poster girl for Swan Lake. Even Mr K - her father, and the intense, terrifying director of the company - can find no fault. Ava has pushed herself ahead of countless other talented, hardworking girls, and they are all watching her now. But there is someone who really wants to see Ava fall . . . 'Thriller queen Kelly is back with a new novel about a dancer at the London Ballet Company . . . Think Black Swan but in book form' Cosmopolitan 'Kelly's pirouetting plot is up there with her best' Daily Express ****************************************************** Readers on Netgalley LOVE Watch Her Fall: 'Kelly paints the setting of this novel in intricate detail. I could feel the ebb of paranoia within the constraints of the theatre and imagine the stifling discomfort of London in a heatwave . . . At one point in the story, I was almost holding my breath. This is a story of ambition, deception, obsession, control and survival. It's a standout novel that is sure to be a success when released' 'Highly recommend it as it kept me guessing until the end, read it one sitting as couldn't leave it down' 'This is another glowing triumph of a book and a dark delight to read' 'A deftly woven, intricate story of ambition, desire, love, deception, obsession, discipline and power, with the central story mimicking that of Swan Lake itself, so that it becomes a hall-of-mirrors of sorts, a story within a story within a story' 'Kelly is a superstar of this genre. A masterpiece'

Saco River Basin Hydropower Projects

... was signed by Central Maine Power Company ( CMP ) , Swans Falls
Corporation and 15 other parties , including state and federal fisheries agencies ,
the Cities of Saco and Biddeford , and a coalition of conservation organizations to
settle ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030099998

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Chatterbox

Yet there is a tavern sign of the Swan with two necks . ' It is a funny mistake ; the
origin of it really was in the two nicks cut on each side of the bill of swans owned
by the Vintners ' Company . Swans belonging to the Dyers ' Company have one ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082293352

Category:

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The Builder

J. H. Lorimer , when illustrating the sions upon which the Dyers ' Company , as
one of pany erected a new hall , on the ... charitable trusts of the Company swans
, and three of the five diamonds which exceeded the date of their incorporation ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011933234

Category: Architecture

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Public Documents of Massachusetts

Springfield Brewing Company , . Springfield Engine Stop Company , . Standard
Rope and Twine Company , . St . Leon Mineral Water Company , . Subway
Sparham Roofing Company , . . Sutherland Safety Brake Company , . Swans &
Sons ...

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Author: Massachusetts

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068166092

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Bibliographic Guide to Dance 1990

Gayle Young (Friend), and company. Swan lake: Black swan pas de deux (
beginning). Choreography: David Blair. Music: Peter Tchaikovsky. Sets: Oliver
Smith. Costumes: Freddy Wittop. Performed by Cynthia Gregory and Ted Kivitt. -
Reel 2.

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Author: New York Public Library

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0816172056

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