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The house in Norham Gardens

By: Lively, Penelope

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Part of the A puffin book series
0141361905 / 9780141361901
Paperback
823.914
07/07/2016
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England
20 cm 276 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 1974.

No.40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers.

The house is a huge Victorian monstrosity, with rooms all full of old furniture, old papers, old clothes, memorabilia - it is like a living museum. Clare discovers in a junk room the vividly painted shield which her great-grandfather, an eminent anthropologist, had brought back from New Guinea.

She becomes obsessed with its past and determined to find out more about its strange tribal origins. Dreams begin to haunt her - dreams of another country, another culture, another time, and of shadowy people whom she feels are watching her.

Who are they, and what do they want?

BIC:

5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFA Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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