Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery

And so continues the fun started with The Mysterious Howling.  In this episode the Ashton family moves to London temporarily while the Ashton manor undergoes repairs (necessitated by the events at the Christmas Party the previous book).  In London Miss Lumley is eager to visit all the educations sites with the children. On their first day there they meet two important characters, a gypsy that fortells ominous dangers for the children, and a young handsome playwrite who soon becomes devoted to the children and their pretty governess. This book has more of the kind of witty fun found in the first.  The reader learns a little more about why Lord Ashton is interested in the children, and we get a few hints about Miss Lumley's own past.   Actually, this book doesn't progress the overall story very much, but it was fun and I am eager to read the third.  (313 p)

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