The Hidden Gallery
Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were. Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They... show more
Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were. Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees. Despite Penelope's civilizing influence, the Incorrigibles still managed to ruin Lady Constance's Christmas ball, nearly destroying the grand house. So while Ashton Place is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the children take up residence in London. Penelope is thrilled, as London offers so many opportunities to further the education of her unique students. But the city presents challenges, too, in the form of the palace guards' bearskin hats, which drive the children wild—not to mention the abundance of pigeons the Incorrigibles love to hunt. As they explore London, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about the children's—and Penelope's—mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways. . . .
Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
Series: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (#2)
"To be kept waiting is unfortunate, but to be kept waiting with nothing interesting to read is a tragedy of Greek proportions" Agatha Swanburne This book was...interesting. That I ended up loving it is in some ways amazing as everything conspired against this book. It was the only book I left when...
Oh, those incorrigible children! In case you missed my raving review of the first book, let me assure you that this series is well worth your time. If you love Middle Grade books, especially ones full of charming characters and witty banter, then this is definitely for you. I fell head over heels fo...
Zja, und schon bin ich bei Band 2 und auch schon wieder durch und was bleibt? Worum geht es? Miss Mortimer ist die reizende und auch irgendwie geheimnisvolle Schulleiterin des Swanburne-Institut für kluge Mädchen aus armen Verhältnissen und diese weilt derzeit in London, wohin sie auch ihre ehemel...
A perfectly fine sequel to the Incorrigibles #1 (The Mysterious Howling), though again it raises more questions than it answers, and again, my favorite character is the long-dead Agatha Swanburne. In this installment, Penelope and her charges travel to London with the Ashtons, to escape constructio...
In the last installment, Ashton Place was left in ruins thanks to The Incorrigibles and their new pet squirrel, Nutsawoo. This one picks up a month or so after. As repairs are still underway, Lady Ashton gets the bright idea (of course, after it was mentioned to her by Miss Lumley) to temporarily mo...